Anglo-Saxon Fiber Colors

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Jenny Dean’s Anglo-Saxon Dye Experiments
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – Reds, Yellows, and Browns
Part 3 – Blues, Greens, Purple, Brown and Black

Introduction to some more Anglo-Saxon style experiments

Regia: Dye Equivalent Colours DMC

The Colorful Iron Age
Interesting conclusions about Medieval/Iron Age dyes and mordants. Researchers dyed some wool samples and then simulated aerobic and anaerobic burial conditions. “The dyes included madder, cochineal, Brazilwood, indigo, weld, and walnut, and the mordants included alum, copper, cream of tartar, and tin.”



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