Dyeing with Lichens

About Dyeing with Lichens with Judith MacKenzie

Lichens are one of the most ancient life forms on our planet. They have been used as a food, as medicine, as fiber and as a dye source for over ten thousand years. In our time together you will learn about this wonderful life form, learn to identify them, responsibly collect them, and use them as dyes. In this class, we’ll learn how to do a hot water bath, an archil bath and how to use them in conjunction with other nature dyes to produce a wide range of colors. Students will learn what a lichen is and how it differs from other dye sources and how to collect them responsibly, and how to prepare the dye.

This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.

Class Materials Needed

No tools or equipment necessary.

Skill Level

No experience needed.

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Dyeing with Lichens


Single session on Monday, April 26, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Dyeing with Lichens
Judith MacKenzie

Judith MacKenzie

Judith MacKenzie is the ultimate textile artist and teacher. She has an in-depth understanding of every aspect of spinning, weaving, knitting, and dyeing. Her teaching career spans the globe from such fascinating places as above the Arctic Circle all the way to Turkey. Judith is the author of Teach Yourself Visually: Handspinning and The International Spinner. She often writes for Ply, Spin-Off, Knits, and Handwoven. She lives in Forks, WA

How It Works

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About Lessonface, PBC

Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.

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