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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Lichen Dying

More experiments with lichen.   I collected the lichen to dye this yarn off rocks and stone walls while I was in Co. Mayo in June.  Fermented in in ammonia for several months and then used it for dying.  I had high hopes for interesting colors,  but no luck!!  The slightly darker skein is one that I had used chrome as a mordant but there was little difference . The wool is a pleasant tan color after several months wait.  Maybe I collected the wrong lichen 

1 comment:

  1. love to hear the making process. Never heard of using lichen to dye. Even beige can be interesting! :-)