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detail from page 49,
Walter Myers Gardner. Logwood and its use in wool-dyeing. Result of students’ work in Professor Hummel’s Dyeing Laboratory, Yorkshire College, Leeds.
Published for Gratuitous Distribution by Wm. J. Matheson & Co., Limited, Manufacturers of Logwood Extracts, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, U.S.A., 1892

Logwood — "bloodwood" — Haematoxylum campechianum (haima being Greek for blood and xulon for wood) was an important source of dyes, yielding both reds and blues, depending on mordants and on whether it was in an alkaline or acidic environment *.

Only grays here, and more to come.

12 November 2012
tags: bloodwood; colour; dyes; Gardner, W. M.; logwood; wool