Tuesday, 15 May 2012

More dyeing ..... this time with woad

I've been dyeing ( sorry...) to get my hands on some woad to experiment with and finally cracked and bought a kit from this site.

I ordered it on Sunday and it was here on Tuesday so a lightening quick service.

I have some lovely organic merino wool, some spectalite ( going to have to google that one myself!), some soda ash and litmus papers.

This seems somewhat complicated but there are full instructions enclosed. If all goes to plan then I'll have a go on Saturday following the instructions.

I also ordered some extra woad with the kit as I want to have a go at painting with it and perhaps dyeing in a more "primitive" fashion as modern mordants wouldn't have been around when woad was originally used.

Seems a long time til Saturday!
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