Okay, my curiosity is up.
Being mainly a Viking-age Manx woman with an occasional foray into
Romano-Brit, I don't wear clothing that is the modern "dazzling-white"
white. But I know it had to have developed sometime in history and that made
me wonder how white, actually, did linen manage to get during the days of
early processing and sun-bleaching. And if it were very close to what we
recognise as egg-shell white, did it have a hint of yellow to it or did
blueing start within the SCA's time period of study?
Does anyone know? Being stuck at home while everyone else in Atlantia is off
to a fun-promising Coronation, I am filled with silly questions.