"Putting the Red in Redcoats" Extra Images

Max Hamrick is Colonial Williamsburg’s weaver and dyer.

Max Hamrick is Colonial Williamsburg’s master weaver and dyer.

Max Hamrick is Colonial Williamsburg’s master weaver and dyer.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Karen Clancy is an apprentice weaver.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Karen Clancy is an apprentice weaver.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Karen Clancy is an apprentice weaver.

The dried cochineal bug is ground into a powder, later to mix with water to create red dye.

The dried cochineal bug is ground into a powder, later to mix with water to create red dye.

The dried cochineal bug is ground into a powder, later to mix with water to create red dye.

The dried cochineal bug is ground into a powder, later to mix with water to create red dye.

A quick dip in the kettle’s water shows how the wool will blush when fully dipped.

A quick dip in the kettle’s water shows how the wool will blush when fully dipped.

A quick dip in the kettle’s water shows how the wool will blush when fully dipped.

Rinsing the wool is a “hands on” process.

Rinsing the wool is a “hands on” process.

Rinsing the wool is a “hands on” process.

Rinsing the wool is a “hands on” process.

Karen Clancy reflects on her work.

Karen Clancy reflects on her work.

Karen Clancy reflects on her work.

Weaver and dyer Max Hamrick checks the red hues of the wool.

Weaver and dyer Max Hamrick checks the red hues of the wool.

Weaver and dyer Max Hamrick checks the red hues of the wool.

Weaver and dyer Max Hamrick checks the red hues of the wool.

The wool in varying shades of red is hung to dry.

The wool in varying shades of red is hung to dry.

The wool in varying shades of red is hung to dry.

The wool in varying shades of red is hung to dry.