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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.

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

Staghorn lichen will create an electric lilac when placed in a jar with water and ammonia to ferment.

Staghorn lichen will create an electric lilac when placed in a jar with water and ammonia to ferment.

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woad

Red cabbage dyeing for blue linens.

Red cabbage dyeing for blue linens.

Learn more about the Woad plant (Isatis tinctoria), a famous natural dye and source of natural indigo dye, used for several thousand years (see woad history) in Europe and the Middle East. Woad dye extraction produces natural indigo dye from the dark blue-green, spinach-like woad leaves. Buy woad pigment here.

Learn more about the Woad plant (Isatis tinctoria), a famous natural dye and source of natural indigo dye, used for several thousand years (see woad history) in Europe and the Middle East. Woad dye extraction produces natural indigo dye from the dark blue-green, spinach-like woad leaves. Buy woad pigment here.

b e a n i p e t: Colour Palette - DIY Natural Dye Fabrics

b e a n i p e t: Colour Palette - DIY Natural Dye Fabrics

Dyeing with Woad; Natural Fermentation Method with Madder

Dyeing with Woad; Natural Fermentation Method with Madder

How to make black walnut dye. I don't know why I need black walnut dye, but in the fall I do have a ton of these little effers in my yard. Might as well use them for something.

How to make black walnut dye. I don't know why I need black walnut dye, but in the fall I do have a ton of these little effers in my yard. Might as well use them for something.

Red cabbage and tea can be used as an all-natural dye.  The process produces a lavendar dye but the spent cabbage turns a beautiful aubergine.  Photo by this lyre lark: http://zgal.re/14guaSy

Red cabbage and tea can be used as an all-natural dye. The process produces a lavendar dye but the spent cabbage turns a beautiful aubergine. Photo by this lyre lark: http://zgal.re/14guaSy

indigo vat recipe written by Earth Hues. They are a wonderful company supporting agriculture, natural color and artisans around the world. I order my pigment from them and every time I order, I ask where the pigment is from. Most of the time the pigment has been from El Salvador. This is the recipe they provide and it's fantastic!

indigo vat recipe written by Earth Hues. They are a wonderful company supporting agriculture, natural color and artisans around the world. I order my pigment from them and every time I order, I ask where the pigment is from. Most of the time the pigment has been from El Salvador. This is the recipe they provide and it's fantastic!

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