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Class Plan by Session - Natural Dyeing with Lichens

Class timeline: (approximate)

Saturday, 3/3

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Overview of supplies and the dyeing process. Instructor will show examples of lichen dyed textiles.
  • 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Carpool to a nearby forest trail for an easy one mile loop hike to see lichens in their natural habitat.
  • 1 p.m. -1:50 p.m. Back to classroom to prepare lichen sample cards and prepare for your lichen dyeing home experiments.

Saturday, 3/10

  • 10 a.m. - Noon Show and tell: sharing your dyeing experiments with the class.
  • Noon – 1 p.m. Field trip to nearby orchard.
  • 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Back to classroom to make sample cards and review.

Bring snacks, lunch and drinks. Campus cafeteria will be closed. Wear appropriate shoes for possible muddy trails as well as rain gear.

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