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18552Re: green and yellow dyes?

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  • michelle0097217
    Apr 1, 2005
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      > 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 the
      use 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?

      Thanks,

      Thessaliad
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