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by ScaryJ
Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mordants
Replies: 23
Views: 2152

Thanks for the response, all I need to do is get bags and bags of alum... Is there anywhere which sells it in bulk, or at least the quantities you would need for dyeing? As for the colours I thought that beetroot might be interesting as I fancy a nice reddish colour and beetroot of course is very re...
by ScaryJ
Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mordants
Replies: 23
Views: 2152

Mordants

Hi

I am planning on making a linen tunic and I want to dye it with onion skins (yellow/orange) and Beetroot (red/pink/purplish). I am aware of the need to use plenty of salt but does anybody know what would make good mordants for these type of dyes?
by ScaryJ
Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume sources for 7-10th Century Anglo-Saxon
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Costume sources for 7-10th Century Anglo-Saxon

Hi! While there seems to be plenty of info in Viking dress, I am wanting to revise some of my anglo-saxons women's stuff since there is a tendency to be on the short side, and I also want to see what I can do to embellish it. However, I want to be as authentic as possible so I am reluctant to proces...