While visiting the Los Angeles Mycological Society’s annual show, it dawned on me that what we really need is resource for exchanging dye fungi.
Those lucky folks in LA are swimming in Ompholotus olivascens and Pisolithus tinctorius, Two mushrooms that offer a complex pallet of violet, dark forest green, golden-yellow, and every shade of rich brown you can imagine. But, Southern California is so dry, they lack forests that support Dermocybe, Hydnellum, and Phaeolus – mushrooms common in Northern California that give red, blue-green and bright green and yellow dyes. This scenario is repeated all over the world.
It is my hope that The Mushroom Dyers Trading Post will become a barter and trade resource for fiber artists and fiber producers alike. Please feel free to post your mushroom surplus, list your dream fungi, and offer any supporting items you would like to trade, share or barter.