Hand Spinning & Natural Dyeing - Sarah Matthess

Monday, 6 February 2017

Lichen Dyeing

Please check out my new tutorial video on the top tab of my blog here.  It's on dyeing wool with lichen.  This is 'Crottle' lichen, gathered in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

An ancient traditional dye, also used in years gone by, in the Scottish Islands, for dyeing yarn used in Harris tweed.

Below is a gallery of my lichen dyeing...

If you're interested in seeing more on lichen dyeing, check out BBC Coast on Youtube, where Alice Starmore, the famous Shetland knitwear designer, is demonstrating lichen dyeing.