Re: [Authentic_SCA] colours Re: Houndstooth?
- If you go to her main pages, one on Viking info and one on textiles I think,
you will find all kinds of juicy stuff. Thora's pages are a treasure!
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Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 2:30 AM
Subject: [Authentic_SCA] colours Re: Houndstooth?
Wow, that you so much for forwarding that email here. The last image
in particular makes me very happy. All those purples shading from
near electric violet to plum:)
Now to save the links and reference them for documentation:)
michaela de bruce
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- Thora has gotten some remarkably good colors, including some very nice purples...but again, I'd be careful of using orchil on something that was going to be in the sun a lot, or using it on anything but wool. I'd be more inclined to use cochineal overdyed with indigo, especially on cellulose fibers (you get a very nice lavender on linen).
Another person who's gotten good results with madder is Master Henry MacQueen, www.thescholarsgarrett.com. He's best known for mechanical work but has done some lovely dyeing.