Forest Plants, Forest Plants for Dyeing and Dyeing Wool

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http://www.woodlands.co.uk Forest Plants, Forest Plants for Dyeing and Dyeing Wool, Alder buckthorn bark, woad and weld can all be used for dyeing. Jennie James from the East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership (ESAMP) shows what these plants look like and the sort of colours they produce. A variety of different dyeing techniques such as overdyeing or using a mordant can then be applied to get different colours. When dyeing with woad , stale urine used to be used although nowadays spectralite is used instead. Jennie also has some woad seeds and a woad ball.

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Woad was used in ancient Egypt and had been discovered on mummy cloth. The Jewish people have long searched for the biblical blue which was lost over 1,500 years ago. It is called the Tekhelet. Many thought it was from the Murex snail. I believe tekhelet was made from woad. It passes all biblical and talmudic tests. To read more about this just google -What is the True Tekhelet? by Dr. Curtis Ward.

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