Mycopigments workshop – Saturday November 19th, 10am-4pm at HSU


Thanks for registering for the Humboldt Bay Mycopigments workshop – Saturday, November 19th, from 10am-4pm.

We will be working in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building at Humboldt State University in room 136.

MAP Union and 17th are the nearest cross streets for accessing the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building

What to Wear and Bring: You’ll want to dress in comfortable layers. We will be indoors for most of the time but will step outside throughout the day. If you have a favorite apron or pair of gloves, please bring them along, a name tag is also helpful. Mushroom dyeing isn’t a terribly messy process, but there are splashes at times – so don’t wear your silk or wool pantsuit unless it needs more character :).

Lunch: We will take a 30-45 min lunch break around 12:30. Please bring a lunch and beverage with you..

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. Additional blank silk scarves will be available for purchase in class for $5-$25 (depending on style).

What you will 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 and testing new species. At the end of the day you will take home a detailed recipe card, showcasing the rainbow 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. There may be some leftover dye available for sharing between those who are interested. Bring some canning jars with lids or empty jugs if you’d like to take some home.

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please consider sending an alternate to take your place; a lot of prep work goes into setting up this workshop. If you need a refund, please note that there is a $20 processing fee for cancellations made up to one week prior to class, cancellations made after that point are not refundable.

Thanks again for signing up, looking forward to a colorful dye day 🙂
-Alissa Allen