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Fresh Woad leaf, woad balls and jar of pigment.

Fresh Woad leaf, woad balls and jar of pigment.

L'ortie hauts teinture de la laine naturelle ortie par HootersHall

Nettle tops, natural yarn dye, fresh nettle tops, eco dye, natural fibre dye, plant dye, botanical dye, hedgerow dye 100g

L'ortie hauts teinture de la laine naturelle ortie par HootersHall

Using Woad As A Natural Flu Remedy - 1st year plant

Using Woad As A Natural Flu Remedy

Using Woad As A Natural Flu Remedy - Herbal Academy

Rhubarb    leaf = mordant                   Stalk=pie                    Root = dye

Yard and Garden: Rhubarb leaves and stems might make great desserts for humans, but make sure to keep your pets away, they are poisonous.

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Make a rainbow with these 5 weeds (Natural Dyes

Woad plant: source for blue dye

Teinture indigo : Japanese Indigo from seed originally purchased from FIBERSHEED Marketplace. It is easy to grow from seed and seems to love my garden. You can save your own seed from year to year. Start it in the Spring and harvest it in the Summer. When I went out to harvest it yesterday I noticed that the honeybees were loving the beautiful pink Indigo flowers. IMG_0436

Growing the Color Blue - Chickweed Patch

CRT Midi-Pyrénées - D. Viet

CRT Midi-Pyrénées - D. Viet

Japanese indigo (Polygonum tinctorium) has been used for centuries to create a rich blue dye. The plant is easy to grow as an annual, and the leaves may be harvested 2 or 3 times during the growing season for a fresh dye vat.

Persicaria tinctoria: indigo -you can grow your own

Woad exstraction  Dried woad indigo pigment

Woad exstraction Dried woad indigo pigment

Isatis tinctoria (sopra) e Isatis Indigotica (sotto) - Confronto - Stagione 2016

Isatis tinctoria (sopra) e Isatis Indigotica (sotto) - Confronto - Stagione 2016

Isatis Indigofera also known as Chinese Woad growing in my garden Italy 2017

Isatis Indigofera also known as Chinese Woad growing in my garden Italy 2017

Woad balls. Woad is an old color. A conversation with history. A natural dye. #BLUE An ugly plant. Locked in green leaves, compounds that break into pigments of blue. Blues that can be as bold as a Blue Jay feather or as tender as an azure sky at dawn, as dark as ink or as milky as glacial ice.

Before Indigo was used, "woad" (Isatis tinctoria) was used. "Woad is an old color. A conversation with history. A natural dye. An ugly plant. Locked in green leaves, compounds that break into pigments of blue.

I'm interested in growing woad and indigo plants just to make a small amount of dye for my homespun yarn. extracting pigment from woad leaves

extracting pigment from woad leaves. This summer I hopefully will have nice woad plants in my garden.

Isatis tinctoria L. (Pastel des teinturiers) WOAD for blue dye

Isatis tinctoria L. (Pastel des teinturiers) WOAD for blue dye

Isatis Tinctoria - History of Blue  _    Woad or Isatis tinctoria, was a native plant of southeastern Europe, presumably either around Greece and Italy or southwestern Russia, and spread quickly throughout Europe in prehistoric times. This plant became the dominant blue dye in Europe.    In olden times, the leaves were picked by hand, crushed with wooden rollers, and then hand-kneaded into 3-inch-diameter balls. Afterwards, woad balls were dried on trays and stored until needed; eventually…

Considered noxious in Western United States where propagation is prohibited by law.

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