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Dyer's Alkanet

  • Dyer's Alkanet

Thank you very much for sending me the Alkanet roots. You wondered if they were from Tinctoria: I had a go at growing, drying and boiling them up. There was a dark red tinge to the liquor, but I couldn't get a good colour onto Alum-mordanted yarn. One book suggests using alcohol to extract the dye and to get it to bind, but I've never used this technique. But thanks very much for sending the roots to me! Roger

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    The GPS Team

    Hi Roger - did you mean to send this as a message to another member? You can message them through their Grower page or reply via the 'envelope' message icon at the top of the page.


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