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Yellow Lichens

One of my plans for future projects is to dye my own yarn. I have never tried it before, but I know you can dye with lichen, so when I saw this stone I couldn’t help wondering which colour the yarn would get, if you used the lichen for dye.


Has anyone tried to dye with lichen? Which colour did you get? Is it very tricky? Please let me know :)

I suspect it is much easier to dye with plants, but one thing is for sure: It is very practical that the yarns from Snældan and Sirri are in hanks if you want to experiment with dyeing.

This is the area where i found the stones in the northern end of the island Nólsoy.

Northern end of the island Nólsoy

This is what Nólsoy looked like from Tórshavn this morning, when the sun was rising.
I have bought a house in Nólsoy, so very soon Faroe Knitting will move to this very special place.
If you are following me on instagram and have been wondering, why I am in Nólsoy most of the time, this is why :)

Nólsoy in sunrise

One more from Nólsoy a summerday in July.




5 comments to Yellow Lichens

  1. Aliya says:

    I don’t hink you can check this way dyeing wool

    • Hanne says:

      Thank you, this was very interesting. I am also hesitating, since it takes so long for lichens to grow back if you take them.

  2. Aliya says:

    Oh, no idea how to edit message . By the way you can find any ideas about dyeing wool