ANST - Dyeing Irish Linen
Terry_A._Harper at hud.gov
Mon Aug 4 15:33:44 PDT 1997
Hi Barn! Rhiain here.
While Gunnora and other have mentioned several natural dyes
for the color red, I must warn you of something. Linen does
not take or keep color very well. Even if you are able to
get a shade deeper than pink, you're chances of keeping it
are slim. In period, most linen was kept white, or natural.
I think I've seen references to pale colors a few times, but
that's about all I've been able to get on Linen unless it's
a cotton blend, and then only with quite abit of cotten.
Let me know if you need any books or references, I've got a
pretty good size library on natural dyes and I'd be happy to
copy anything you need or give you the ISBN if you'd like to
get your own.
HL Rhiain ferch Muirgheal
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