I scoured 462 grams of spun flax to remove the waxes and set the twist in my singles using 1 T. laundry detergent, 2 T. washing soda and hot water in a large non reactive pot. I simmered the skeins in this solution for 45-60 minutes. Then rinsed in cool water.
The woad was harvested and prepared. The skeins were dipped 3 times and aired between dips. The result is a beautiful silvery blue colour.
|Woad dyed linen singles. Oct. 2014.|
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