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The Frome process used woad, a blue dye associated with Brits since Caesar visited.
Of plants used for dyeing, the principal are bastard saffron, madder, woad and the indigo plant.
Indian indigo prevailed slowly over woad based on its better dyeing properties and deeper color.
Brandishing spears, swords, or stolen swords, their skin patterned with blue woad to frighten thei enemy.
Burnett's garments in Well Fashioned have been hand dyed using natural indigo, derived from the woad plant.