Woad - how to use and mix properly


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Posted by samantha on June 13, 2002 at 16:05:12:

In reply to: Woad posted by Dave on June 12, 2002 at 15:42:37:

Ok you have to use anerobic fermentation (no air) to get what you
want.

1) get your ingredients into a airtight container. You'll need to add
bran to thicken it.

2) leave for 6 weeks-ish

3) after the 6 weeks take of the lid and you will be left with a -
non blue liquid. This needs to be whisked to let the air in. The foam
produced will turn blue. You will then have your Woad dye.

A couple of pointers. You can use a tablet to suck out all the air
but be warned this will make the waod rather caustic and too strong
for application on the skin.

A woad stain will probaby stain between 1 year to 18 months. Are you
sure you want to play with this stuff cause if your design goes wrong
Your client will be left with it for a hell of a long time

 


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