The end result of my dyeing with Stag's Horn Lichen (Evernia prunastri ) having dried the fermented lichen I then packed it into the end of an old pair of tights and added rain water, our water is very hard here, put it in the saucepan and boiled it with the yarn. I was hoping for something a little more purple but it very definitely has a pink hue. The last photo taken inside is the closest to the colour.
Lichen is a wonderful dye as a small amount seems to dye a lot of wool. Here is 200 grams of yarn and I have also dyed some Wensleydale fleece and I am going to try some Galway fleece today before I throw it out. This time there was no smell from the boiling pot, mind you it was pretty overpowering when I took the lid off the fermenting jar in our kitchen. As with most natural dye the colours are really soft compared to commercial colours