Attacks on Fire Crews Increase in West Yorkshire

Firefighters were once respected and admired, and prank calls were the biggest nuisance they faced. Unfortunately, violent attacks on fire crews are rising dramatically, particularly in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Image Credit Rising Numbers Recent figures show that firefighters reported nearly 90 attacks, compared to 60 in the year before, with at least six out of […]

How is cotton dyed?

One of cotton’s great qualities is that as a natural fibre, it dyes very well. Centuries ago, cotton was dyed with natural dyes such as indigo, cochineal and ochre. Today, chemical dyes are used to secure the consistency and durability of the colour. Here is a look at the various processes. Image Credit Yarn dyeing […]