An Introduction to Mushroom and Lichen Dyes
In this workshop, we will explore the brilliant range of colors found in fungi. Using 10 species and the latest extraction techniques, we will dye over 20 samples resulting in an extended rainbow of color. We will also explore surface design possibilities on silk using demonstrated resist techniques.
This workshop will prepare you to carry on with your own dye experimentation at home.
You’ll take home samples and the recipes used in class, a compact guidebook that goes through the entire process, a color guide to the best dye species in Colorado, and you’ll have an elegant mushroom-dyed silk scarf! Bring containers for taking home dye if you’d like to work with what we have left over.