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Woad plant - used for celtic blue dye for protection - barns, paint on animal horns, body paint of warriors

Woad plant in a medieval garden at Peyrusse-le-Roc, Aveyron

I. A Woman of Woad You seek alchemy. You crave the mysteries of an ancient blue. So you sign up for initiation, unaware that your seduction by woad has already begun. Why else would you, a writer, join for instruction with weavers of cotton, wool, and silk? Why else plunge your hands into smelly vats at a workshop on dyeing?

As cotton emerges from woad dye bath it is yellow green. Oxidation is required to achieve blue.

A new study suggests that the weird creature was a kind of lamprey.

Does the mysterious ‘Tully Monster’ finally have a family?

Monster Mystery Solved The Field Museum Tully monsters lived in Illinois 307 million years ago (for reference, T. rex lived 67 million years ago), and they look like something out of science fiction—aquatic animals with tube-shaped bodies up to a foot l

How To: Make Your Own Natural Dyes - Modern Farmer

How To: Make Your Own Natural Dyes

HOW TO MAKE AND USE NATURAL DYES

How to make and use natural dyes - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin

Indigo Dyeing Recipe | Gardenista

DIY: Indigo Dye with Cara Marie Piazza

DIY: Indigo Dye with Cara Marie Piazza - Gardenista

How to make black walnut dye. I don't know why I need black walnut dye, but in the fall I do have a ton of these little effers in my yard. Might as well use them for something.

Pinner sez: How to make black walnut dye. I don't know why I need black walnut dye, but in the fall I do have a ton of these little effers in my yard.

BBC - Earth - Ten giant animals that are long since dead

Ten giant animals that are long since dead

BBC - Earth - Animals invented public toilets long before we did

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