Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Long and Winding Woad

Thanks to a natural dyeing with woad workshop offered at French General earlier this month, I have been bitten by the natural dye bug. Following are some photographs of the event. I wrote about the plant and process more extensively at Root Simple.

Woad pigment oxidizing emerging from the vat yellow, quickly turning green then blue.

Woad workshop comrade experimenting with gradations.

Woad dyed garments drying on the line.

French General is offering another Woad Workshop on September 24, 2011, 9AM-4PM. Class size is limited.


  1. I wish I could attend that. I love the shades that woad produces.

  2. It's not until September. Time enough to plan & save up. I think you'd enjoy it, Paula.

  3. I think "Woad" would make an excellent name for a kitten. If you, uh, happen to know any kittens in search of a name.


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