Woad Dyers were highly skilled craftsmen, but enjoying their profits was
difficult because no one wanted to come anywhere near them. It wasn?t their
permanently blue-stained hands that put people off but the dreadful stink.
Woad was the plant used to
dye wool blue, a colour much in demand at this time,
but the process was messy and smelly and the byproducts were noxious and
difficult to dispose of.
Woad Dyers were despised by the rest of society..
Queen Elizabeth decreed that no woad should be dyed within five miles of her
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