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Natural dyes and dyeing from woodland plants ~ by WoodlandsTV

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http://www.woodlands.co.uk Experiments with dyes using evidence from scraps of material found at archaological sites from the Saxon period. Using natural products from woods and woodlands such as madder, weld, woad, barks from alder buckthorn birch, and walnut, and wild plants such as yarrow Jennie James shows the varieties of colours that can be achieved. Other techniques to produce different colours include overdyeing, and the use of a mordant such as alum. Much of the research is inspired by the books about dyes by Jenny Dean.
Jennie James and Rachel Collins are part of East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership ESAMP. Following this fascinating introduction to dyes and dyeing the next programme looks at some of the natural products and the colours they produce.

Posted in: Craft ~ On: 10 December, 2010

9 comments so far

December 11, 2010

very cool

Dr. Curtis Ward
January 13, 2011

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.

Di Tulan
February 22, 2013

how practical and lasting are these dyes for practical use

comell batik
January 15, 2014

So nice

Project Art
March 3, 2015

Thank you for your upload!

No Entry Media
September 13, 2015

THIS IS BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

polly foo foo
October 15, 2015

such beautiful colors!!

Donna Williams
March 5, 2016

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Gwen Ap Mannanan
August 3, 2017

Good video. Helpful to see the iron modifier effects next to the unmodified dye pieces,

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