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Sunday 28 May 2023

Lichen dyeing - xanthoria sp.

 Thought you might like to see the result of one of the lichen species we've been working with lately

This jar has been fermenting from September last year and is just about ready to use

What a fabulous colour!!! But what makes this lichen even more special is that it changes colour when exposed to sunlight, so we kept one piece indoors and put one piece outside for and hour, and the result...

Top one kept out of sunlight, bottom one in sunlight for a short while,
What an absolutely stunning thing, creation is utterly amazing.

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