|section of Godfrey Blount's 1896 hanging held by the V&A museum|
showing possible golden and lemon yellow dye colours
|section of Set of Valance, (possibly) Haslemere Peasant Industries|
held by the V&A museum
showing possible golden yellow and lemon yellow
For 1lb of Wool
Mordant, 1ozs bichromate of Potash
Dye 2ozs fustic
Put in the dye bath enough soft water to cover the mordant. Heat until the mordant is dissolved and then add the wool and bring slowly to the boil and boil for one hour. The wool is then ready for the dyeHave read 2ozs of Fustic, loosely tied in a thin cotton bag, and soaked over night or previously brought to the boil in a separate saucepan. Add the bag with the dye in, to the pot of water, and then add the wool and boil for third minutes. To get a lemon yellow use alum as for like mordant 4 ozs of alum to 1lb of wool, and only 1ozs of fustic continue the same as for Golden Yellow.
|Golden yellow dye recipe|
Reproduced courtesy of Haslemere Education Museum
|Detail of napkin by Haslemere Peasant Arts|
Reproduced courtesy of The Dartford Warbler
Is this colour a logwood blue?
|section of The Spies by Godfrey Blount c.1900 held by V&A museum|
does this show the green and purple dye from the recipes?
Reproduced courtesy of Haslemere Educational Museum