Mycology & Color: A Chromatic Universe of Mushroom Dyes, Pigments, Paints & Inks

Workshop with Wildcraft Studio in Portland, OR.

Photo by Micah Fischer courtesy of WildCraft Studio School.

Photo by Micah Fischer courtesy of WildCraft Studio School.

Join me for this jam-packed 1-day workshop at Wildcraft Studio School on November 3, 2024 and learn to use mushrooms to create vibrant dyes, pigments, paints and inks! Beginning with an overview of easy to identify wild mushrooms, I will walk students through the basics of mushroom dye techniques, mordanting, making dye baths and  dyeing fibers. The dye baths will then be used in the process of lake-making, to extract mushroom pigments that can be used in a variety of forms. Play with turning mushroom pigments into inks – exploring different ways to mix, bind and apply the pigment with natural materials. Students will learn ways to store and use their pigments and everyone will leave with a mushroom color chart of dyed wool fibers, a mini accordion book to record and capture pigment colors, and an instructional craftbook including mushroom pigment and dye recipes. 


*Registration opens on Tuesday, May 7

Photo by Kelly Turso.

Mushroom Forage, Dyes, Pigments, Paints & Inks

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Detailed crop of Mushroom Color Atlas Poster.

Mushroom Color Atlas Poster

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Presentation panel about Biocolourant Authenticity, Palettes and Potential.