Join the Moonspinners Guild for a day exploring the wonders of Pacific Northwest mushroom and lichen dyes with Alissa Allen of Mycopigments.
Class will be held from 10am-4pm at the Sumner Methodist Church, 901 Wood Ave, Sumner WA.
All supplies provided: You needn’t bring any supplies to class; wool samples and silk scarves will be provided. You will receive a complimentary silk scarf to practice a demonstrated dye resist technique.
Take home: In this class you will learn about mushroom safety, identification basics, and habitats. You will also learn about the importance of ethical harvest, especially pertaining to lichen dyes. At the end of the day you will take home a detailed recipe card, showcasing a full spectrum of samples dyed in class; a beautiful hand dyed scarf; a procedural handout to guide your future exploration, and a customized guide to the best local dye fungi.
Personal fiber If you’d like to dye your own fiber, there may be extra time. Please know there will be limited colors for this; usually gold and green. Only bring scoured protein fiber (ie wool, silk, alpaca etc), measured and secured in bundles of 30g or less. If working with raw fiber, please bring a small garment bag to contain your fluff. There may be leftover dye available for sharing between those who are interested. Bring some canning jars with lids, empty jugs or small buckets, if you’d like to take some home.
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