This chartreuse lichen makes such a beautiful yellow dye! I've been making some samples for my workshop this weekend and even though I've done this before, I always get so excited seeing white fiber turn color. It's so much fun! Join us on Saturday to learn more about dyeing with lichens. I can make room for a few more.
I once imagined deserts as dull and lifeless landscapes, dust cyclones and tumbleweeds rolling along the cracked skin of the earth. How wrong I was, now as I find myself completely fascinated by the variety of shapes, colors, and textures I never expected to encounter. Coming across this rock face during a hike, I had to take a moment to appreciate the goings on, an array of lichens carving out a home for themselves on sheer rock. Hard to believe, but these organisms could potentially outlast the rock itself, as they etch their way along its crevices, slowly grinding it down for centuries until mineral soil begins to accumulate and eventually sprout mosses, grasses, shrubs, and finally trees... Keep on chooglin’ little dudes!🤘🏼🦠🌱🌵
If there was any debate about where my obsession with this particular shade of rust comes from, we can argue no longer. The source is most definitely lichen ✨