I have moved my (regular) blog back in February, and had been posting my dyeing results there, but I've noticed that there are still people coming from here (this blog) to the (new) regular blog, so I thought I'd keep on posting here too.
This dyeing was made by mid February 2011
I know you usually don't hot dye with lichen, but rather with ammonia, but there is NO way we can do it here, in an apartment, with no garden or garage. So hot dyeing experiment it was. We mordanted the materials with alum.
This lichen grows quite abundantly in our local wild areas. We didn't pick a whole lot, anyway. We know lichen takes a lot of time for growing, and that animals eat them, so we were really reasonable.