18552Re: green and yellow dyes?
- Apr 1, 2005
> I think Kass is right. <snip>You've probably guessed it wasn't saffron at all, but safflower,
> and the dye just wouldn't take at all on linen. It ended up a pale,pale
> cream colour. The dye just washes out. What I don't know is if theuse of a
> mordant or another process would change that.If the Japanese used it as a source for yellow, I'm hoping that they
had a process to marry it to hemp, or did they use the alternative dye
plants, (kariyasu, kihada) to provide yellow?
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