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  • The Ivy and Avocado weekend

    The Ivy and Avocado weekend

    One of the inspirations for starting this group site has been the phenomenal response to a few dyeing workshops and experiments I’ve done at events in Eplaheimr and Dun in Mara, and at this stage I feel like I have one particular, awesome partner in Crime – the freshly minted LADY Katie of Dun in… Read more

  • Weld – Medieval Dayglow (yellow)

    Weld – Medieval Dayglow (yellow)

    NB: The dye REQUIRES the fibres you wish to use to be mordanted. Alum mordant will give the brightest yellow results. What it looks like (dried and as a plant) Weld (Reseda luteola) is a pretty wildflower, not invasive (in Ireland and the UK at least) with a tall spike of small yellow-white flowers. As… Read more

  • The Top Three

    If I am asked what colours are reliably available to the majority of people in Europe – not just the elite – in the medieval period yellow, blue and a red/orange are my vote. It’s hard not to get yellow most of the time from just about anything that grows, but the oldest famously reliable,… Read more

  • Hello world!

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