You are registered for the Mycopigments Workshop sponsored by the Inland Empire Fibershed – Sunday, May 29th 10am-4pm

San Diego 2015Thank you for registering for the Mycopigments workshop hosted by the Inland Empire Fibershed at Fine Fleeces Farm. The workshop is scheduled for Sunday, May 29th from 10pm – 4pm

Directions to Fine Fleeces Farm will be sent to you at the email address you provided through your PayPal registration. Email if your email differs, or to expedite.

What to Wear and Bring: You’ll want to dress in clothes that you don’t mind getting stained. We will be working mostly indoors but will do some of the steps outside, so keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly. If you have a favorite apron or pair of gloves, please bring them along. Bring a pen and paper for notes, and a name tag – if you have one. Also if you find any mushrooms please bring them in – it’s always nice to have fresh specimens to talk about.

Lunch: We will be taking a break for an informal potluck. If you have food sensitivities, please provide for your own needs first. Bring something to share if you are so inclined.

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. An unlimited amount of additional blank silk scarves will be available for purchase for dyeing in the large dye vat 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. At the end of the workshop you will assemble a detailed recipe card, showcasing the rainbow of samples dyed in class; you will have created a beautiful hand dyed silk scarf; and take home a procedural handout to guide your future exploration. You will also receive a 2 page customized guide to the best local dye fungi. Leftover dye will be up for sharing between those who are interested. Bring some canning jars with lids or empty jugs if you’d like to take dye 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 $10 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 🙂