Mycopigments: Exploring Regional Mushroom and Lichen Dyes
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00AM – 4:00PM
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.
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. All supplies are provided. Bring a pencil and paper for taking notes.
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.
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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