Medieval Colours blog

Pink adventure: dyeing with kermes (Kermes vermillo)

Pink adventure: dyeing with kermes (Kermes vermillo)

Today I would like to write a bit about really unique dyestuff: kermes (Kermes vermillo). I have dreamt about using kermes for a long time. It was ...

Magic of tannins and alkali - easy pinks from the natural dyeing

Magic of tannins and alkali - easy pinks from the natural dyeing

On the last day of Old Year, I would like to show you my newest experiment - the fermentation of tannins in an alkaline environment. This may sound...

Dyeing Linen with Madder

Dyeing Linen with Madder

Welcome in the first proper post (only five months since I have launched the blog :P No, seriously, I am going to write more often, promise). If yo...