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, Sioux <msshoshana@...> wrote:
> On 12/11/2010 9:10 PM, Quokkaqueen wrote:
> > I'm thinking dark green. I know that
> > > linen is not the easiest fabric to dye
> > <<snip>>
> Green would be a much harder color to achieve with period dyes than
> yellow. Is the color an issue because your son doesnt like yellow? It
> doesnt have to be trimmed but if you really want to trim it you could
> make card woven trim in any color imaginable to go with your preferred
> aesthetic. If you must dye it then maybe a darker yellow or brown? Shoshana
Why would green be a harder color to achieve using period dyes, than yellow? It's an extra step, but green was commonly achieved by dyeing first in woad, then in weld. In fact, iirc, that's what gives "Lincoln" green.
And any trimming, if the trimming being done is embroidery, could very likely be wool or silk, which would take dyes quite readily---unlike linen which is more resistant to taking dye.
Yseult the Gentle