This was my first woad attempt & I have to say it was unsuccessful. I got a dull pink colour. Here is what I mean:
|Woad unsuccessful attempt.|
I also took the leftover woad leaves, after the extraction & simmered the dye liquor with sample skeins mordanted in alum, iron, and alum & iron. This is the result:
|Dyed with mordanted wool in woad leaves after indigo extraction.|
Today I picked 2 lbs. of woad again & tried one more time:
|2nd Woad dyeing attempt. A very pale blue.|
On a better note, my wonderful husband prepared my new dye garden which is a raised bed behind the building where we house our hobby shops. The size is 6'x24'. I have new plants started just waiting to go in.
|New Dye Garden (no soil, no plants, just building it)|
That's all for now.