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2010 Fungi Dye Symposium - Felted Hat Making

I took a class in making felted hats at the 2010 International Fungi and Fiber Symposium in Gysinge Sweden. All the hats were dyed using natural mushroom dyes. Fabulous fun!

felted hats


Stretching and shaping the felted hat onto a hat form.
After trying on my hat, we decided that I needed a wider brim, so the hat was pulled down gently and stretched and steamed to form the brim. While the wool felt is still wet, it is very pliable and can be gently shaped.

Happy Hat Makers

Mushroom Dye Symposium Workshops

Dyeing and Picking Mushrooms
Display of Fungi Dyed Crafts
Fabric Printing with Fungi pigments
Felted Hat Making

Mushrooms for Color

International Fungi and Fiber Symposium 2012
The next IFFS will be held in Jaca, Spain on Oct 8 – Oct 15, 2012.

Mushroom Dye Books

Mushrooms for Color
Fungi dyeing by Miriam Rice.
UK: Mushrooms for Color

The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer’s Field Guide
UK: Rainbow Beneath my Feet

All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms
A hip pocket guide to more than 200 edible and poisonous mushroom species, as well as recipes, stories, and information on uses of various species.
UK: All That the Rain Promises

The Kingdom Fungi: The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens
UK: The Kingdom Fungi

Natural Dyes and Mordants

 

Ebay Finds

Jacquard Cochineal Natural Dye 1oz- - Current price: $9.99

Jacquard Mehndi Henna Temporary Body Art Kit - Current price: $15.20

Natural Mordant for Natural Dyeing - Current price: $10.98

Natural Vegetable Dye Powder - Tiger Yellow - Current price: $8.45

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