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The cotton industry

  • David Bremner, The Industries of Scotland: Their Rise, Progress and Present Condition (Glasgow, 1869, reprinted 1969).
  • Anthony Cooke, The Rise and Fall of the Scottish Cotton Industry, 1778-1914 (Manchester, 2010).
  • D. A. Farnie, The English Cotton Industry and the World Market 1815-1896 (Oxford, 1979).
  • Jennifer Harris, ed., Textiles: 5,000 Years (London, 1993).
  • Beverly Lemire, Fashion’s Favourite: The Cotton Trade and the Consumer in Britain, 1660-1800 (Oxford, 1991).
  • Giorgio Riello and Prasannan Parthasarathi, eds., The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200-1850 (Oxford, 2011).

Turkey red textiles

  • Liz Arthur, ed., Seeing Red. Scotland’s Exotic Textile Heritage (Glasgow, 2007).
  • C. Ferguson, Turkey Red (York, 2012).
  • Memoirs and Portraits of One Hundred Glasgow Men (Glasgow, 1886).
  • Anthony Slaven and Sydney Checkland, eds., The Dictionary of Scottish Business Biography (Aberdeen, 1986).
  • T. F. Smith, ‘Four aspects of Turkey red.’ Quilt Studies, Vol. 1 (1999).
  • Naomi Tarrant, ‘The Turkey Red dyeing industry in the Vale of Leven.’ In John Butt and Kenneth Ponting, eds.,The Scottish Textile Industry, (Aberdeen, 1987).

Dyeing and printing

  • Robert Chenciner, Madder Red: A History of Luxury and Trade, Plant Dyes and Pigments in World Commerce and Art (Richmond, 2000).
  • Alexander Engel, ‘Colouring markets: The industrial transformation of the dyestuff business revisited.’ Business History, 54:1 (2012) pp. 10-29.
  • Simon Garfield, Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour that Changed the World (London, 2001).
  • Amy Butler Greenfield, A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire (New York, 2005).
  • R.A. Peel, ‘Perkin and the Scottish Alizarin Dyers.’ The Dyer and Textile Printer, vol.115 (1956) pp.851-854.
  • Anthony S. Travis, The Rainbow Makers: The Origins of the Synthetic Dyestuffs Industry in Western Europe(London, 1993).
  • Anthony S. Travis, ‘Between broken root and artificial alizarin: Textile arts and manufacturers of madder.’History and Technology: An International Journal, 12:1 (1994) pp. 1-22.

Patterns and design

  • Sonia Ashmore, Muslin (London, 2012),
  • Rosemary Crill, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West (London, 2008).
  • Madeleine Ginsburg, The Illustrated History of Textiles (London, 1991).
  • Francina Irwin, ‘Scottish eighteenth-century chintz and its design – 1.’ The Burlington Magazine, 107 (Sep 1965), pp. 452-8.
  • Lara Kriegel, Grand Designs. Labour, Empire, and the Museum in Victorian Culture (London, 2007).
  • Linda Lynton, The Sari: Styles, Patterns, History, Techniques (London, 2002).
  • Valerie Reilly, The Paisley Pattern. The Official Illustrated History (Glasgow, 1987).
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