Blue around the World by Dorothy Miller
The color blue has been associated with royalty or divinity in many cultures.
Indigo Dyeing in Mali, West Africa by Cynthia LeCount Samaké
A millennium of weaving and vegetal indigo dyeing continues today in Mali.
Woad: The Blue in Coventry Blue by Joanne Watson The blue vat dye woad has been used in Coventry, England, since the fourteenth century.
Pueblo Leggings by Ava T. Coleman Dark blue or black wool leggings were being knitted and worn by men throughout all of the pueblos in the American Southwest by the nineteenth century.
The Blue-and-White Embroidery of China by Sue Lenthe For centuries, the peasants of western (now central) and northern China embroidered their
white handwoven cotton cloth with blue cotton thread.
A Little Boy’s Clothing: Treasures from the Roebke Memorial Museum
by Ava T. Coleman The childhood clothing, much of which is blue, of Richard Barton Francis (1920–1977) has been preserved for later generations to appreciate.
My Year of Weldon’s by Laurie Sundstrom
The Victorian Knitting Challenge
Included in Donna Druchunas’s “The Delights and Perplexities
of Victorian Knitting Books” in the January/February 2012
issue was PieceWork’s Victorian Knitting Challenge. Here are