woad is a word

Woad is the legendary plant dye from England and was prized by Napoleon to dye his army uniforms. You do not have to have a uniform to get a chance to dye some treasures of your own. Join Kari Meng of French General and Denise Lambet from the south of France for a Woad Workshop in sunny California on April 9th.

If you can’t make the April 9th event you could always sign up for Susan Fuquay’s Chateau Getaway in 2012, but you would have to travel to France. ( I am not sure she has one scheduled for 2012 but there is always hope.) The 2011 trip is already sold out.

Our very own, Cheryl creating her woad creation.
Laundry never looked so good.
Did Napoleon do Tie Dye?

You may recognize some of the people (Hi Sandy Gervais!) in these pictures from a past Chateau Getaway. Pictures courtesy of French General.

HOWEVER, if you are interested in turning your whites pink instead of blue, my husband will be having a laundry exhibition next time I am out of town.


  1. Kathie says:

    now wouldn't this be a fun class to take ah yes and I would finally get to make that trip to France I have always wanted to make!

    seriously this kind of laundry just looks so much fun!

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