July 23rd – Somerville, MA at Craftwork! Mycopigments: A mushroom dyeing workshop

earthstar_1024x1024Learn the art of dyeing with Fungi & Lichen with Alissa Allen.  Students learn about mushroom safety, identification basics, habitats and ethical harvest. Participants receive a customized color guide to the best regional dye mushrooms and lichens and learn where to go for help with identification.  We will be working with wool yarn and a silk scarf blank. Participants will be guided through a resist dye process to create an intricate design on a scarf.  This workshop covers all aspects of getting started with mushroom and lichen dyes and leaves the student with the tools to carry on with their own exploration.

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  • Skill level: All levels
  • Date, Day & Time:Saturday July 23rd, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Materials: Please bring a notebook and pen. All other materials included
  • Lunch & Snacks:Included GF & V available (Please bring a water bottle)
  • Extra Info:  Every region has its own palette of mushroom and lichen dyes. This class takes an in-depth look at using local, wild fungi as sustainable, safe dye sources. All of the dyes used are ethically harvested, dried, and weighed.Participants will take home a detailed recipe card showcasing the rainbow of samples dyed in class. Participants receive a detailed procedural handout, a customized guide to local dye fungi and a beautiful hand dyed scarf.

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