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Offline isabelladangelo

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Dyeing!
« on: May 13, 2016, 09:51:21 PM »

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I had fun with my first experiments using a natural dye; indigo!  I dyed both linen and wool and made many, many punny jokes.  I did a write up on my blog.  Indigo was used in the 16th c to such a degree that both Germany and France banned the dye from being used since it threatened the woad industry. 

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Re: Dyeing!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 02:36:11 PM »
oooh, what a lovely color. I had a frustrating experience with Rit dye last summer, maybe natural is the way to go! What do you think you'll make with the cloth?

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Re: Dyeing!
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 03:12:25 PM »
For the wool, I'm hoping a kirtle.  The linen will end up being another early 16th c Venetian style dress, most likely.  :-)  I need to overdye them because it didn't come out perfectly - practice makes perfect. 

 

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