Glossary beginning with I

Primarily intended to facilitate synonym searching on colors. (Search for blue and find citations including "indigo", "watchet" and "sky color"; search for brown, and find citations including "fillemot" and "tristemin", etc.)

incarnatesearch for term

A pink color similar to carnation<

Synonyms: incarnet, incarnat, incarnett
indigosearch for term

As a color, a deep, dark blue. Also the dyestuff used to dye blue.

Synonyms: indico
Isabella ColorIsabella Colorsearch for term

A brownish-tan. the colour of leather.

A dye recipe for Isabella Colour: 'boil annatto in lye until it is boiled out. Stir in a little alum and dye the yarn until it looks good enough.' --Zeigler's Little Dye Book, 1677

Synonyms: Isabella-color
In grainsearch for term

A term used for cloth dyed with kermes, or "grain", an expensive red dye. red, carnation and violet colors could all be "in grain."

Synonyms: ingrayne, in grayne, grayn coloured, engrained, grana, ingraine, in grane, in graine, grayne, in grane, grana