Bright Yellow (Weld) Yarn

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Plant dyed wool yarn, Aran thickness

 

100% wool from Cheviot sheep

 

This bright yellow were made thanks to weld (Reseda luteola). Weld is very old dyeing plant – it was identified on textile fragments from the Iron Age and there are theories that it may have been used even in Neolithic period. It was one of the favourites dyestuff in Anglo-Saxon England, known also by the Vikings, still widely used in medieval Europe and even later, up to the introducing modern chemical dyes.