Sunday, 22 June 2014

Madder


OK I admit it's slightly perverse to post a monochrome picture of a plant that produces a deep red colouring for the dyers of this world. This is yet another part of Beverley's history trail (it's difficult to avoid) and it's on, appropriately, Dyer Lane. From what I've read it's the roots that are used and hard water, rich in calcium carbonate, produces the best results. Well, Beverley and all the East Riding sits on a chalky bedrock, so that really must have helped those medieval dyers.

The weekend in black and white is here.

4 comments:

  1. It stands out nicely against the cobblestones.

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  2. I think I would like this walkway.

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  3. An attractive sign nicely recorded. Great information, too.

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