Early medieval Dyes - colours and techniques

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Early medieval Dyes - colours and techniques

Postby Høvding » Sun May 04, 2008 3:57 pm

As title suggests am looking for reliable sources of info relating dye techniques and colours, any helpis greatly appreciated :D

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Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Mon May 05, 2008 6:11 pm

This is really good...


The dying one is excellent.

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Postby Brand » Thu May 08, 2008 10:36 pm

Here is stolen image!

Not the 'avoid this!'- below Sven dye colours stolen from Hastings 2006 site...

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Postby Thor Ewing » Thu May 22, 2008 3:08 pm

Can't help but blow my own trumpet here . . .
If you want to know more about the dyes as actually used in the period, then why not try my book, Viking Clothing. As you might expect, what people actually did is rather different from some of the speculation about what they might have done.
You can buy it on Amazon, or from me at http://www.historicalarts.co.uk/books/vikingclothing.html
I'd also recommend publications by Penelope Walton Rogers and Lise Bender Jorgensen.
Best wishes,

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Postby Brand » Thu May 22, 2008 3:23 pm

Ordered it from your link a couple of weeks ago- any idea how long it takes to arrive.

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Postby k8 baker » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:43 am

My advise is have a go with anything you think might make an interesting colour. This is how I taught my self, but it was dangerous as my Mum got rather mad at the ruined pans and old bits of cloth on the washing line.

Left home many years ago but still dabble in colours and find old pans from the charity shops can be used and thrown if mistakes happen but note aluminium, copper and iron pans will have a mordanting effect on your dye bath and you should keep notes on what you did, what results you got etc.

Thor's book is useful also try Dye Plants and Dyeing by John & Margaret Cannon Pub A&C Black in assoc with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew ISBN 0-7136-6374-x

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