BILL OF MATERIALS

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DYE TEXTILES WITH PIGMENTED BACTERIA?


INGREDIENTS

LB broth

Nutrient Agar

Glycerine

Water

Ethanol


TOOLS

Inoculation loop

Pipette

500 ml glass bottle with cap (that fits into the pressure cooker)

Pressure cooker

Electric stove

Petri dishes

Camping gas + lighter

Parafilm tape

Autoclave tape

Autoclave bags


TEXTILE:

needle & thread

Natural fabric (animal fibres will dye brighter and more vivid colours, vegetable fibres will have to be mordanted for vibrant colours)

Synthetic fabric (nylon, acrylic and plastic have been tested for bacterial dyes)