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'''Blue dye''' came from [[woad]], and later in period, also from [[indigo]]. A limited number of shades were possible. Because large quantites of woad plant needed to be grown, and then the product fermented and processed, it was not a cheap [[dyestuff]] in early [[period]], however it was still cheaper than the bright [[purple]] [[dye]]s. [[Woad]] could be traded as balls of dried dyestuff quite easily in period, and thus could be found in places not suitable for the plant to grow in.
 
'''Blue dye''' came from [[woad]], and later in period, also from [[indigo]]. A limited number of shades were possible. Because large quantites of woad plant needed to be grown, and then the product fermented and processed, it was not a cheap [[dyestuff]] in early [[period]], however it was still cheaper than the bright [[purple]] [[dye]]s. [[Woad]] could be traded as balls of dried dyestuff quite easily in period, and thus could be found in places not suitable for the plant to grow in.
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==Sources of [[period]] recipes for blue dyes==
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* [http://www.elizabethancostume.net/dyes/profitable.html A Profitable Booke], 1586
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Latest revision as of 12:56, 11 September 2007

Blue dye came from woad, and later in period, also from indigo. A limited number of shades were possible. Because large quantites of woad plant needed to be grown, and then the product fermented and processed, it was not a cheap dyestuff in early period, however it was still cheaper than the bright purple dyes. Woad could be traded as balls of dried dyestuff quite easily in period, and thus could be found in places not suitable for the plant to grow in.

Sources of period recipes for blue dyes