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April 07, 2014
Several months ago I received a really sweet letter from a woman I have never met named Amy. It was titled “indirect impacts, circling back to yo...
Mordant Alternative Tests
January 23, 2014
Gearing up for a flurry of Fibershed classes I find myself inspired to test out some alternatives to commercial mordants. As a long time user of ...
Regional Palettes: A Closer Look at Northern California Dye Mushrooms
January 11, 2014
Dyeing with mushrooms is a relatively new practice that gained popularity in the 1970s, thanks to the experimentation and publications of Miriam ...
Testing Oft Told Stories
July 30, 2013
Left to Right: Umbilicaria mammulata lichen with alum and iron; Hydnellum ceruleum alum and iron; H. ferrugineum alum and iron; H. pineticola s...
March 15, 2013
After numerous occasions of accidental fiber felting, the idea of dyeing unspun wool has made me a little nervous. But over the course of the past...
March 05, 2013
There are three mushroom dye reference books that I use on a regular basis. Mushrooms for Color, by Miriam C. Rice; Rainbow Beneath My Feet, by Ar...
February 23, 2013
Sometimes good things come to those who wait. Umbilicaria dyed wool Last spring the Pacific Northwest suffered some severe ice storms that brou...