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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Mon 04 May, 2020 4:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is this available yet, and are there links for it? Obviously I could just Google it, but if people have links that donate or benefit anyone here in some way, Id prefer to do that.
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PostPosted: Tue 05 May, 2020 5:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry Marinakis wrote:
I have never heard of barberry. It was not mentioned in any of the manuscripts that I've reviewed.

It's apparently just the ornamental barberry shrub (Berberis), but for all I know, it may not have been used as a dye until more recently.

Harry Marinakis wrote:
I'm afraid that, with rare except, none of the medieval dyes are washfast or sunfast.

Ah... well, I guess then rapid fading will look all the more authentic Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 05 May, 2020 7:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry,

I don't see you mention white or off-white in your posts or shown on the front of your book.
We have period illustrations showing white leather being used. What are your thoughts on that?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed 06 May, 2020 12:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeremy V. Krause wrote:
Harry,

I don't see you mention white or off-white in your posts or shown on the front of your book.
We have period illustrations showing white leather being used. What are your thoughts on that?

Thanks


There is no medieval white leather dye.
Leather can be colored by the tanning process. White leather is usually alum tanned.
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PostPosted: Wed 06 May, 2020 3:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry Marinakis wrote:
Jeremy V. Krause wrote:
Harry,

I don't see you mention white or off-white in your posts or shown on the front of your book.
We have period illustrations showing white leather being used. What are your thoughts on that?

Thanks


There is no medieval white leather dye.
Leather can be colored by the tanning process. White leather is usually alum tanned.


Harry is correct. True white leather is done through the tanning process. You can paint leather white, but it will eventually fail, if not right away. Even modern made dye makers gave up on making white dye, as it just fails miserably.

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Victor R.




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PostPosted: Wed 06 May, 2020 6:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian K. wrote:
Harry Marinakis wrote:
Jeremy V. Krause wrote:
Harry,

I don't see you mention white or off-white in your posts or shown on the front of your book.
We have period illustrations showing white leather being used. What are your thoughts on that?

Thanks


There is no medieval white leather dye.
Leather can be colored by the tanning process. White leather is usually alum tanned.


Harry is correct. True white leather is done through the tanning process. You can paint leather white, but it will eventually fail, if not right away. Even modern made dye makers gave up on making white dye, as it just fails miserably.


This must be the reason for that cheap, nasty white patent leather popular with used car salesmen and televangelists the world over.
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Jonathan U.





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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep, 2020 8:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Super excited for this! I've been trying to use as many traditional dyes as I can and a book with this much knowledge sounds perfect!
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Craig Renaud




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PostPosted: Thu 01 Oct, 2020 6:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Popping in to say I'll be very interested in a copy when it's done! Great work!
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