Thursday, January 26, 2012

Woad Dye

Just found out about this medieval dye from France being revived and marketed in products by Bleu de Lecture.  French blue was in vogue way  before the aniline  mauve craze of the industrial era. Woad is plant based and looks to be a good alt for indigo (which crocks). This will add to the range of naturally sane blue colored possibilities.

The video from Des Racines et Ailes. is lovely and informative, even if you don't speak French  

photo credit: workshops from botanical colors, 
Woad Dye and Denise Lambert of Bleu de Lectoure

More on natural dyes at Botanical Colors

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