Plant dyeing

Our fabrics and yarns are dyed with the pigments of roots, leaves and other natural plant materials. Mother Nature offers a wide range of blossoms, fruits, bark, foliage and roots, to develop the brightest of colours. During our research we stumbled upon a huge range of plant dyestuffs, whether yellow, red, brown, green or blue. The early middle ages offered a wide range of colours.

Whether and for which event a colourful garment was worn or whether the Vikings and Slavs rather preferred practical, undyed clothes is left to the individual’s interpretation.  Some handed-down writings and coloured stone carvings and paintings however lead us to believe that colours were used.

Textile discoveries from the port of Hedeby prove that the Vikings dyed trousers with the boiled walnut stock, with its antibacterial properties, so that dyeing methods can be attributed more than psychological effects.

We decided to assign particular occasions and portrayals to colour-rich and undyed clothing.

The dyeing craft is naturally demonstrated by us at suitable events. Moreover, we deliver active dyeing seminars with practical experiments.