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Certificate of Achievement in Natural dyes
This new certificate is available from the Association of Weavers Spinners and Dyers. Dyers from countries outside the United Kingdom can enroll in this certificate via the Online Guild.

Click here for links to the WSD and Online Guild.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NaturalDyes/ - very active discussion group on natural dyes.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA_NaturalDyes/ - discussion group focusing on recreating period dye techniques.

http://www.rugreview.com/13-3nest.htm - Nest Rubio technique for dyeing with madder.

http://www.elizabethancostume.net/cibas/ciba9.html - Feeding madder to animals.

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/35/14735 - Marco Leona showed that 4,000-year-old dye found on leather from an ancient Egyptian quiver was madder.

http://www.lustauffarben.de/faerben-faerberknoeterich-englisch.html - Dorothea Fischer’s account of dyeing with Japanese Indigo based on the work of Yoshioka.

http://www.mukogawa-u.ac.jp/~ushida/e_purple.htm dyeing purple with indigo.

http://www.botanic.co.il/a/holiday/images/ALKTIN3.jpg -
photo of Alkanna tinctoria in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens.

Note on the use of fustic in khaki
http://bodd.cf.ac.uk/BotDermFolder/MORA.html

Old fustic in Panama
http://ctfs.si.edu/webatlas/findinfo.php?specid=4493&leng=english

Old Fustic tree
http://striweb.si.edu/ctfs/webatlas/plant.photos/maclti.arq.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alum
Wikipedia article on alums.


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