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Grow woad - the most traditional of blue natural dyes, extract blue pigment, dye your own wool with woad indigo & knit a blue scarf and buy woad dye!

Handspun wool dyed with woad   Mike Roberts - Buy woad dye

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.

Customer comments
“'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

“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


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09 Oct

Woad caerulean watercolour paint back in stock



21 Dec

Revised section on Extracting Woad Pigment

31 Jan

From 01 Feb, our address has changed - see footer

16 Jan

How to extract woad dye - NEW



09 Feb

We now sell high strength Woad Extra dye


29 Oct

Woad Blue watercolour paint in tubes back in stock

30 Jul

Woad watercolour in pans or pots back in stock

24 Apr

Buy Woad Water colours in both tubes & pots and save

09 Apr

NEW - Woad Blue & Woad Cerulean watercolour paints in tubes

19 Feb

Woad watercolour paint for artists back in stock!

30 Jan

Woad dye prices reduced & available in larger quantity!


02 Jan

woad dyed images re-published

earlier Woad version history 2006 - 2013

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