Thursday, 30 July 2009

More on Weld

I have just been reminded that Jenny Dean wrote an excellent account of dyeing with weld in Anglo Saxon times on her blog. I am ashamed to have forgotten this -just to many things to think about I suppose but that is no excuse really. The importance of Jenny's contribution, aside from showing that Anglo Saxons were a colourful lot, is that you can get a good colour with weld without using alum. She used woodash lye as an post mordant. You can find her work here

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