School: Scrabagh (roll number 11202)

Location:
Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Mrs Rose Ffrench

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Dyeing

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 120

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Long ago people chiefly used our home-made dyes.
1. Indigo dye which was blue in colour.
2. Elder -berry dye which was also blue in colour.
(The elder - berry was got on the bourtree)
3. Logwood dye which was brown in colour.
4. Logwood and copperas dye which was bronze coloured.

To make indigo dye, a lump of indigo was cut into this slices. These slices was put into a large pot containing enough water to dissolve the indigo.
The pot was placed over the fire, a perfectly round stone

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Mrs Brigid Clyne
Gender
female
Age
72
Language
English