Category Archives: Dyeing

Discover Dye Lichens at Point Reyes

10:00 – 2:00, May 3, 2014. Meet at Bear Valley in front of the Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center for a walk led by CALS President Shelly Benson and CALS Secretary Sarah Minnick that will focus on distinguishing dye … 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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