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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The End of the Blues

My final woad dyeing session of the year.  This is probably the darkest blue I've managed with woad leaves (there were a lot).  The photo doesn't really show the full depth of colour as there's a bit too much light reflection on the skeins - they are darker in real life.

These are all merino, haven't worked out the yardage yet, but I'm planning to knit an Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief which is a free Ravelry pattern.


  1. Lovely blue! I was also surprised by the rather deep blues obtained late in autumn from woad leaves that had already got one slight frost. I'd always thought it was hot sun that gave most colour - but this?

  2. I know, I was surprised as well. Maybe the leaves store all that sunshine they received in the summer and one light frost maybe didn't affect them all that much. I think the other answer is I was just lucky!!