March 19-20, 2022 - Santa Cruz, CA - Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz Presents: Mycopigments-An Exploration of Coastal Colors from Fungi
March 19-20, 2022 - Santa Cruz, CA - Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz Presents: Mycopigments-An Exploration of Coastal Colors from Fungi
March 19-20, 2022 - Santa Cruz, CA - Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz Presents: Mycopigments-An Exploration of Coastal Colors from Fungi

March 19-20, 2022 - Santa Cruz, CA - Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz Presents: Mycopigments-An Exploration of Coastal Colors from Fungi

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Join me in Santa Cruz, CA March 19 and 20 for a two-day workshop exploring the intensely beautiful, full spectrum of color that can be obtained from coastal dye fungi. On day one we will take a leisurely walk through the woodlands adjacent to our dye lab, looking for fungal specimens. We'll talk about the role fungi play in forest ecology, how to spot ideal mushroom and lichen habitats and how to test for dye potential. After a picnic lunch, we will put our lessons to practice and test a couple of species to determine their dyeability and the best route to color. On day two we will work in-depth with a dozen or so local species, using developed recipes to achieve brilliant, colorfast results. At the end of this weekend-long workshop, you will have the experience and resources you need to carry on your own experiments at home.