French Bleu

In anticipation of my upcoming trip back to France I found myself once again in a love affair with woad, the royal blue of France. I spent the day in the studio, immersed in bleu…here is the vat before I began dipping….I wasn’t pleased with the color here (eye test) but my eye proved me a bit picky. All turned out stunning!

below are silk ribbons…center: indigo dyed a few weeks ago, right: deeper dyed woad, left: lightly dyed woad…note the difference in the hues added my CVM light worsted at the bottom for comparison…. my end of the day; silks in the top photo are still drying, here are ribbon and yarn dyed in woad along with a run of Victoria (in honor of the royal wedding coming up!) pip-pip!and a bientot!