October 6th and 7th -Discovering Color – a two-day mushroom an lichen dye intensive in Seattle


Thank you for registering for the Seattle Mycopigments workshop – October 6th & 7th, 10-4pm. We will will meet Saturday morning at Discovery Park for a 2 hour mushroom and lichen walk. We’ll break for lunch and meet back at a very special studio space located in Ballard (just north of the city center). 

5201 11th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 ‎

Enter the courtyard via the big metal gate on 11th Ave NW.

What to Wear and Bring: You’ll want to dress in comfortable layers for our walk. There is no predicting what the weather will do at this time, so dress accordingly.

If you have a favorite apron or pair of gloves, please feel free to bring them along, a name tag is also helpful. Mushroom dyeing isn’t a terribly messy process, but there are occasional splashes.

Lunch: Please pack a lunch if you can, time is always short during this fun class.

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 $5-50 (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. We will practice testing for color and you will be guided through 20 mushroom and lichen dye recipes. At the end of the weekend you will take home materials for testing mushrooms and lichens; 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