Woad in Aude

Written by [email protected] on Oct. 5, 2016 in Dye House News, Events, Natural Dye Plants

Quelques amis dans l'Aude, ont eu des difficultés à obtenir un peu de bleu de leurs plantes guède, donc samedi dernier je suis allé pour aider.

J'étais un peu inquiet que peut-être il était trop tard dans l'année pour que les plantes donnent leur couleur précieuse, mais les feuilles bien faible en raison de la sécheresse donnaient des signes de contenant un pigment bleu, des taches pourpres sur les pointes des feuilles.

Some friends in the next department, Aude, have been having trouble getting any blue out of their woad plants, So last Saturday I went over to help. I was a little worried that perhaps, being October, it was too late in the year for the plants to give up their precious colour but the leaves although small because of the drought were giving the tell tale signs of containing blue pigment, purple patches on the leaf tips.

On le tamise les feuilles hachées et macérées.

Above the dye bath liquor is being sieved out of the chopped and macerated leaves.

L'agitation ne va pas comme d'habitude,, pas de mousse bleue! Je commençais à me demander si le bleu sortirait.

The stirring did not go as usual, no blue froth, not a jot! I silently began to wonder if the blue would emerge.

il y avait une queue de la soie et le coton attente soit bleu.

There was a queue of silk and cotton waiting to be blue.

Le moment de vérité!

The moment of truth!

Une fois de plus la Mère Terre partage ses dons.

Once more Mother Earth shares her gifts

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Virginia  hristensen

Virginia hristensen on 10/06/2016 7:19 p.m.

Did you really have a woman from New Zealand working with you? Lucky girl. Maybe she could show us your woad dyeing process when she comes home. I have never seen this done. What a fantastic day.

Andie

Andie on 10/06/2016 7:57 p.m.

Hello Virginia,
No, it is deceptive, that is a French woman with a New Zealand sweater on.

Monique

Monique on 10/09/2016 3:39 a.m.

Bonsoir ou bien Bonjour--

Very nice--it is magical to watch woad or indigo come to life.

I noted that your site no longer offer woad for sale--is woad no longer available?

Thank you
Monique

Cait

Cait on 10/16/2016 8:06 p.m.

Hi, I just noticed that your woad is me link in English is not working.

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