Natural dyes and dyeing from woodland plants

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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.

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very cool


December 11, 2010

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.

Dr. Curtis Ward

January 13, 2011

how practical and lasting are these dyes for practical use

Di Tulan

February 22, 2013

So nice

comell batik

January 15, 2014

Thank you for your upload!

Project Art

March 3, 2015

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

No Entry Media

September 13, 2015

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Kattina Scott

March 5, 2016

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

Gwen Ap Mannanan

August 3, 2017

make bay very nice i products

Arvind Gautam

May 8, 2018

Kattina Scott you are dumb!

Mara A

August 27, 2019