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.