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Medieval woad vat - experiment with fermentation

Medieval woad vat - experiment with fermentation

Today a bit about woad fermentation vat. Woad (Isatis tinctoria) was one of the most popular dyeing plants in Medieval Europe. It is one of these w...

Magic of tannins and alkali - easy pinks from the natural dyeing

Magic of tannins and alkali - easy pinks from the natural dyeing

On the last day of Old Year, I would like to show you my newest experiment - the fermentation of tannins in an alkaline environment. This may sound...

Woad Season 2019

Woad Season 2019

My first season with woad growing and extracting is almost over, so I would like to make a little resume. I hope you will find it helpful :) Just ...