Monday, January 9, 2012

Lichen Dyeing

 I wanted to take the Lichen Dyeing class at Madrona, but I didn't get in. The class filled up in less that 45 minutes and I couldn't sit in front of the computer at work!  Ugh.  Well, who needs a fancy-schmancy class anyway?  I've decided to teach myself how to dye with Lichen.  My co-worker and friend, Marge, picked some Lichen for me last weekend when she was out by Cashmere, Washington.
 I use just water and heat for the first go-around.  The yarn was golden yellow within a half hour of being in the pot!  I threw in a little alum with the somewhat depleted dye bath and got the softer yellow after an hour.

1 comment:

Judy said...

I love the soft colors that you've achieved. Nice!