Dyeing with Lichens
Instructor: Judith MacKenzie
Required Skills: None
Lichens are one of the most ancient life forms on our planet. Abundant in the Pacific Northwest, they have been used as a food, as medicine, as fiber and as a dye source for over ten thousand years. Come learn about this wonderful life form, learn to identify them, responsibly collect them and use them as dyes. In this class, we’ll learn how to do a hot water bath, an archil bath and how to use them in conjunction with other nature dyes to produce a wide range of colors. You’ll dye enough yarn to make a pair of warm and colorful hand warmers to keep your fingers warm and toasty as you walk through the woods with a new appreciation of these wonderful plants. Bring your knitting for the moments while the pots are cooking.
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: Apron, old towel, plastic bag for wet yarn.
Supplies Provided by Instructor: Lichens and yarn to dye.
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00
$85 (includes $20 materials fee)