Experiments in Mycopigments

Indirect impacts

Indirect impacts

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

Mordant Alternative Tests

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

Regional Palettes: A Closer Look at Northern California Dye Mushrooms

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

Testing Oft Told Stories

Left to Right: Umbilicaria mammulata lichen with alum and iron; Hydnellum ceruleum alum and iron; H. ferrugineum alum and iron; H. pineticola s...
Beguiling Batts

Beguiling Batts

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...
Ratio Rainbow

Ratio Rainbow

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...
Lichen Dyes

Lichen Dyes

Sometimes good things come to those who wait. Umbilicaria dyed wool Last spring  the Pacific Northwest suffered some severe ice storms that brou...