Learn more about the Woad plant (Isatis tinctoria), a famous natural dye and source of natural indigo dye, used for several thousand years (see woad history) in Europe and the Middle East. Woad dye extraction produces natural indigo dye from the dark blue-green, spinach-like woad leaves. Buy woad pigment here.
“'I have been experimenting with spinning my own needlepoint wool and dyeing it with natural dyes. So far, I am having the time of my life and the wool is actually turning out well. The dyed wool is fun to use in my needlepoint projects.” Nancy from the United States.
“Just to let you know that the woad has arrived – many thanks for such a super service!” Nicole from www.madamelestrange.com
“I received woad today. Thank you!” Lyubov from Kazakhstan.
“Delighted with the woad! Just dyed a huge sheet of linen and it looks amazing, thank you.” Angie Stevens, Swansea
'I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful website. I’ve already harvested the leaves twice and am just filtering the second charge. So far, the yield is about 12-14g per two square meters.' Alex Wuerkner from Germany
We are on holiday from Fri 20 Aug to Mon 30 Aug. Orders received after midday on Thursday 19 Aug, will be sent out in September.
England is in Lockdown from 05 Jan for an extended period. We continue to trade but orders will take longer to pack, ship & arrive!
Woad orders: We will be on Xmas break from 20 Dec to 05 Jan. Any orders received after midday on Sun 20 Dec, will be sent out in January.
Shipping: We regret to report that UK 1st class post is often very slow at the moment and some is taking 2 weeks or more! This appears to be especially a problem in London. Some Airmail is also taking a long time and may take 5 to 8 weeks to the US and 3 to 5 weeks or more in Europe.
Covid19: We are in the studio & shipping orders only 2 days a week at the moment, usually Monday & Thursday.
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Teresinha at Woad.org.uk
Studio 319, Scott House, The Custard Factory
Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4DT, UK
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Tel: +44 (0)7979 770 865
UK Shipping £4.95p on orders to £80 in value, free over £80 in UK
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Last updated on 09 September 2021
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