Blue (Woad) embroidery thread/weaving yarn

Blue (Woad) embroidery thread/weaving yarn

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Plant dyed embroidery thread/weaving yarn
  • 100% wool
  • dyed in woad (Isatis tinctoria)
  • 20 m in one skein
  • very strong (dedicated weaving yarn)
This blue comes from woad, plant used for dyeing from Ancient times. It was maybe used not only for fabric, some historicians think that name of Pictish tribe come from their bodies and facies painted blue with usage of paint made from woad.

Blue was favourite colour of Baltic tribes and Vikings, who were even called (from their favourite colours) "blue-green people" in Irish chronicles.