Some of the results of Celtic dye experiments. Top row: colours from lichen purple with vinegar added to the dye-bath (except for a couple of woad samples on the extreme right). Second row: lichen purple colours, without vinegar added to the dye-bath. Third row: colours from hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo). Fourth row: colours from weld (Reseda luteola). Bottom row: colours from oak bark. On each row some of the samples have been over-dyed in woad.
Plant dyeing the viking way
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Hand-dyed yarns in an assortment of Iron Age colors. Made at the Weaver's House of Lejre, Denmark.
fresh dyed yarn
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Every housewife and her daughters knows how to spin yarn and dye it with locally available plants, as well as to weave the wool cloth that is used for most of the household garments, but when the weaver comes to town he is thronged by women and girls. His fabrics are weft in complicated patterns and of the very thinnest strands of yarn - not just from wool and linen, but also other fibres, such as from stinging nettles. Ribe Viking Center--Denmark's oldest town.