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Lichens of Scorpion, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Cruz Island

Download a pdf checklist: Scorpion Lichens checklist (larger text; 4 pages) Scorpion Lichens checklist_bookfold (smaller text; 3 pages; select print settings for “landscape” orientation and “flip on the short edge” to print a checklist you can fold in half) Lichens of Scorpion … Continue reading

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Can lichen dyes be used on cotton fabric?

Thanks to Doris Baltzo and the other attendees of a recent Tilden Lichen Workshop for bringing up this topic. I guess the short answer is, “Yes, of course lichen dyes can be used on cotton!” However, the fiber type and … Continue reading

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Books and Articles on Lichen Dyeing

Dedicated to the process of lichen dyeing: Casselman, K. D. 2001. Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book. Dover Publications, Inc. New York HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A great resource including history, methods, suggestions for sustainable harvest, and an extensive list of dye … Continue reading

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Welcome to Dyeing with Lichens!

This blog will hopefully be a place where information can be shared about using lichens as a dye substance. I will post whatever information I can gather, the results of my own collection and experimentation activities, and any news about … Continue reading

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