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A tutorial on extracting dye from woad you grow in the garden. May have to plant seeds this fall for dyeing fun next summer.

How to Extract Woad Dye in 10 easy stages - too bad woad is considered a noxious weed in most states.

I've been meaning to share some of my natural dye experiments for a while... Starting with tea! Black tea (Latin name Camellia sinensis ) pr...

Tea Dye Recipe Dye Color test by tinateaspoon, Natural Dying inspiration for…

Dying with ice to create a unique effect

Here is a fun dye method that gives you uncommon results

ice dyeing wool tutorial from primitive spirit excellent dying tips

So you’re growing Japanese indigo (or other indigo-producing plants) in your garden this year. You planted the seeds, cared for the plants… maybe you have even harvested some leaves and…

So you’re growing Japanese indigo (or other indigo-producing plants) in your garden this year. You planted the seeds, cared for the plants… maybe you have even harvested some leaves and…

MAIWA: Natural Dyes - About The Organic Indigo Vat

MAIWA: Natural Dyes - About The Organic Indigo Vat-also vat-henna+fructose

Extracting natural blue pigment from the leaves of the Woad plant. The pigment has traditionally been used to dye wool but it can also be used in naturally colouring soap.

Extracting natural blue pigment from the leaves of the Woad plant. The pigment has traditionally been used to dye wool but it can also be used in naturally colouring soap. ** Latin name = Isatis Tinctoria ** French name = pastel des teinturiers **

Natural dyes | Open access book

Natural dyes have been one of the important chemicals for textile materials using colorants. The book provides the recent technologies of natural dyeing.

Woad was grown and picked in its first year. Leaves were chopped up, made into balls and left to dry until they hardened. The dried balls were broken into a powder, sprinkled with water and allowed to ferment, known as couching. When the couched woad dried. Hot water is poured onto the couched woad in the vat, adding potash or urine. This mixture would ferment for days before the dyebath is ready.

dye with woad balls - teindre avec des "cocagne" de pastel

Beetroot yarn- naturally dyed with cochineal and indigo - gorgeous saturated color!

Beetroot yarn- naturally dyed with cochineal and indigo - gorgeous saturated color!

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