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Wolf Lichen

Forager/Dyer/Human Collaborator: Lauri Wooley


Plant/Non Human Collaborator: Wolf Lichen


Color/Fiber: Yellow on wool mordanted with Potassium Alum Sulfate. Dishwater or off white on cotton mordanted with Alum Acetate + Chalk after bath.


Date Foraged: Feb 25, 2021


Location Foraged: NE Hassalo + NE Pacific


Dye Method: Stove Top


Recipe: If it’s of interest, I had the lichen on low heat for an hour and then let it sit for 24. Once it was strained, I added the fabric and put over low heat for an hour, then let it sit for another 24.


I was curious if it would do anything. I plucked it off branches that were blown down in the ice storm.