Recommended Reading

Articles by Alissa Allen:

Fibershed - Regional Palettes: A Closer Look at Northern California Dye Mushrooms

FUNGI Magazine - Getting Started with Lichen Dyes



Mushrooms for Color Rice (1980) Mad River Press.

Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments and Myco-Stix Rice (2007) Mushrooms for Color Press.

Rainbow Beneath My Feet  Bessette & Bessette (2001) Syracuse University Press.

Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book  Casselman (2011) Studio Vista Publications.

Lichens of North America Brodo, Sharnoff & Sharnoff (2001) Yale University Press

Mushrooms Demystified Arora (1986) Ten Speed Press

Mushrooms of the Midwest Kuo & Methven (2014) University of Illinois Press

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast Siegel &Schwarz (2016) Ten Speed Press




Wool and Silk


Mushroom identification/data/citizen science - on the web:

I Naturalist -

Mushroom Observer -


Mycological Societies

North America Clubs