After steeping the leaves, the small harvest was removed. With the soda ash added I then whisked the dye liquid and allowed it to settle for a few hours.
I then cleaned and washed the pigment by topping up each jar with fresh water a few times.
The pigment dried in flakes and was delicately scrapped off the cling film into a dry storage jar.
As you can imagine I'm absolutely thrilled at being able to make my very own woad powder!!
Even if it is only a small amount from just a small handful of leaves, this year's harvest has been brilliant!
I have another jar with the pigment left in suspension. I may decide to dry this out or again use it to experiment with to compare my home grown, home made
Woad Powder and Woad Suspension.