Gwen Fereday is a weaver and dyer who has been invited to join the 'Colourscape' group, to develop part of the analogue aspect of this multidisciplinary colour observation project. Her experience as a colour matcher for the textile industry will be invaluable in the translation of the edited 'mass observation' colours into dyes and pigments. She is the author of a book entitled 'Natural Dyes', published by the British Museum Press, that has become a standard work. Recently she was invited by the Textile Conservation Department at Glasgow University to develop a colour reference collection for testing and reference purposes. She also advised two Phd. students on historic dyeing methods and processes. Gwen has studied eighteenth century dye recipes from UK archives and tested dyewoods retrieved from an East India Company ship that sank in the 1740's on its way with a cargo from the Coromandel Coast to Sweden. Her rich and varied colour experience adds a vital new ingredient to our team. Gwen is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University in the Fashion and Textiles Department, and is currently researching Grapheme Synaesthesia and Colour.
Fereday, Gweneifur (2020) A grapheme synaesthete’s A–Z of colour: A textile practitioner’s response. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.
Fereday, Gweneifur (2018) Translations. [Show/Exhibition]
Fereday, Gweneifur (2013) Synaesthetic colour responses to text: an investigation through fine art textiles. In: 9th Colour Conference / IX Conferenza del Colore, 19-20 Sept 2013, Florence University.
Fereday, Gweneifur (2013) Grapheme synaesthesia - a coloured alphabet. In: 12th International Conference AIC2013 Colour Conference - Gateshead, 8-2 Jul 2013, The Sage, Gateshead, Newcastle.
Fereday, Gweneifur (2003) Natural dyes. British Museum Press, London, UK. ISBN 0714125652