Re: [Authentic_SCA] safflower was onionskin dyeing
- ranvaig wrote:
>Safflower is a poor substitute for saffron in cooking, but SafflowerDo you have any more info on safflower's use in cosmetics? I'm
>is a period dye in its own right. It contains both a yellow and a
>red pigment and was usually processed to obtain the red dye. I've
>seen comments that it is not entirely lightfast, but I'm not sure if
>that is the red or the yellow. It also has been used as a cosmetic
>and food color.
especially interested in Southwest Asia (aka Middle East), South
Asia, and Central Asia.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
- Neither of the safflower dyes is lightfast. And it is a tremendous bother to
process out the yellow dye to get the pink, especially when brazilwood
produces just about the same shades and is much more convenient to use.
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> Neither of the safflower dyes is lightfast. And it is a tremendousbother to
> process out the yellow dye to get the pink, especially whenbrazilwood
> produces just about the same shades and is much more convenient touse.
>Yeah but...it sounds like such fun to try!
It's on my dyeing to-do list. But then, so are a lot of other