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Fungi Dye: Boletopsis Grisea

Boletopsis grisea Mushroom Dye

FI – Sudenkaapa
SW -tallgraticka

Boletopsis grisea Fungi Dyed Yarn
Boletopsis grisea Fungi Dyed Yarn

Alum Mordant
3 litres water
25 grams alum
10 grams cream of Tartar
Bring to boil and then let cool
100 gram wool yarn tied in skeins
Rinse the clean washed yarn in cool water
Add the yarn into the cool mordant bath and bring it to 80-90 C degrees
Simmer for 1 hour
Remove and let cool

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Fungi Dye Bath

If using dried mushrooms soak them in water for a few hours until soft.
200 grams dried mushrooms
5 litres water
Bring to boil and simmer for 2-3 hours

Let dyebath cool
Strain the liquid and store the cooked mushrooms. They can be used again in an afterbath
Add mordanted yarn to strained dyebath liquid

Add mordanted yarn to dyebath
Return to heat and simmer for 1 hour at 80-90 degrees Celsius or longer for stronger colour.
Remove from heat source and let cool
Rinse in water that is of similar temperature as dyebath to avoid shocking the yarn and causing felting to occur.

Mordants
How to Make an Alum Mordant
How to Scour and Mordant Cotton and Linen

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Fungi Dyes Cortinarius Semisanguineus: cort-semisanguineous

Cortinarius Semisanguineus – Yellow, Orange dye from stems
Reds, pinks from caps
FI: Verihelttaseitikki

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Alum Mordant

3 litres water

25 grams alum

10 grams cream of Tartar

Bring to boil and then let cool

100 gram wool yarn tied in skeins

Rinse the clean washed yarn in cool water

Add the yarn into the cool mordant bath and bring it to 80-90 C degrees

Simmer for 1 hour

Remove and let cool

Mushroom Dye Bath

Separate the mushroom caps from the stems and use them as separate dye baths. The caps will give a red dye colour and the stems a yellow/orange dye.

If using dried mushrooms soak them in water for a few hours until soft.

100 grams dried mushrooms

5 litres water

Bring to boil and simmer for 2-3 hours

Let dyebath cool

Strain the liquid and store the cooked mushrooms. They can be used again in an afterbath

Add mordanted yarn to strained dyebath liquid

Return to heat and simmer for 1 hour at 80-90 degrees Celsius or longer for stronger colour.

Remove from heat source and let cool

Rinse in water that is of similar temperature as dyebath to avoid shocking the yarn and causing felting to occur.

fungi dyed scarves

Silk scarves dyed with cortinarius mushrooms.

Fungi Dyes

Tom Volk’s Fungus of the Month – Sept 99

Cortinarius semisanguineus – Eleanor Yarrow Slide Collection

Mushroom Tours in Mexico

Fungi in Finland and Sweden

..More Fungi Dyes..
Mushroom Dyes

IFFS Mushroom Dyes

Fungal Records Database of Britain and Ireland

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Dyeing the cortinarius mushroom caps.

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Dyeing the cortinarius mushroom stems.
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Mushroom Fungi Natural Dye Books
The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyers Field Guide
Natural Colors to Dye For – How to use natural dyes from plants and fungi
Mushrooms for Color
Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments, Myco Stix

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International Fungi and Fibre Symposium 2010 Crafts: aa091610c

International Fungi Fibre Symposium 2010
Fiber crafts made by IMDI members using natural fungi dyes.

Knitted and crochet hats, slippers, socks dyed with mushrooms.

fungi printing

Cotton fabrics handprinted with fungi dyes.


Fungi dye samples

Felted hats dyed with mushroom dyes

tree decorations
Christmas tree decorated with hand felted decorations dyed with natural fungi dyes


Knitted and felted toys hand dyed with mushrooms

Felt Necklaces

Felted necklaces and flowers dyed with fungi dyes

Felt Birds

Fungi Dye Symposium

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 Fungi Natural Dye Books
The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyers Field Guide
Natural Colors to Dye For – How to use natural dyes from plants and fungi
Mushrooms for Color
Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments, Myco Stix

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International Fungi and Fibre Symposium 2010: aa091610a

The 14th International Fungi Dye Symposium was held in 2010 in Gysinge Sweden.

International Mushroom Dye Institute
Goals of IMDI are to build a library of the history of mushroom dyes and to encourage further research into the use of mushroom pigments.

Mushrooms for Color

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

rug hooking

Rughooking picture of Pro’s Folk HighSchool

Mushroom Dye Symposium Workshops

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

Photos of the buildings and scenery around the school





Mushroom Fungi Natural Dye Books
The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyers Field Guide
Natural Colors to Dye For – How to use natural dyes from plants and fungi
Mushrooms for Color
Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments, Myco Stix

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Dye Information: dyeinfo

Color Test
Take this short test and see why you are drawn to a certain color.

Crock Pot Dyes
How to dye yarn in a slow cooker.

Rya Yarns

Make a Dye Box
Instructions for how to make a dye box in order to stay safe when working with chemicals.

Lichen Dyed Slippers
A workshop on lichen dyes and a free pattern for knitted slippers.

Rainbow Dyeing
Creating a multitude of unique rainbow shades is quite easy.

Handspun Silk Top
A demonstration of Rainbow-dyed silk dyeing.
Mirror Warp Throw Project
This mirror warp throw project demonstrates the technique of overdyeing unmatched wool yarns to
create harmonious colors.

Urine, Fleece and Natural Dyes
Did you know that urine has been used as a mordant for natural dyes?

3 to 120
A color dye study to create 120 rainbow shades from 3 prime colors.

Solar Oven
Make a solar oven for dyeing yarns using a cardboard box.

About Batik
The Big on Batik site gives information about this resist dye technique.

Association of Textile Dyers, Printers and Finishers of Southern California
The ATDPF has a selection of photos illustrating how greige goods are dyed and finished to
create wearable fabrics.

Batik
Dyeing

Paula Birch has a wonderful site about dyeing, including instructions on batik, tie-dye, and
hand-dyeing.

Chemical Safety Information
The Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory has info on chemical safety, lists of
incompatible chemicals and other important information to be aware of if you are working with
dyes and chemicals.

Dye History from 2600 BC to the 20th Century
An impressive historical list of natural dyeing through the ages.

The Art and Science
of Dyeing
The Rivendell Educational Archive gives a history of natural dyes and a natural dye colour
chart.

Cozy’s Making Shibori Fabric
Tutorial
Step by step instructions for shibori, wrapping, scrunching, dyeing, unravelling.

Dyeing with Kool-Aid,
Easter Egg Dyes and Food Colors

A project you can do with your kids, to make yummy coloured yarn.

Dyeing Fibers
The Wool Works Craft site has a discussion about dyeing with Easter egg dye.

Dyes and Dating Caucasian
Weavings

An article by Steven Price, describing how dyes help determine when a rug was woven.

Fashion Color
Forecast 2002

The Spin2Knit site predicts that blue will maintain its position as the most important color of
the decade.

Health &
Safety: Hazard Communication–Your ‘Right to Know’
When working with hazardous materials, such as dyes, bleaches, ammonia, there are some safety
concerns you should be aware of.

Information Sheets
G & S Dye has informative instruction sheets on Procion and Acid dyes, immersion and direct
application, silk painting, microwave dyeing, marbling and other ways to use dye.

Natural Dyes and
Medicine
Rosemary Jacobs explains the connection between vegetable dyes and the pharmaceutical
industry.

Synthetic
Dye Collection
From the labs at Florida State University, synthetic dyes are viewed under a microscope.
Beautiful colours!

Color Games

Kent Trust – Color Mixer
An on-line game that teaches how to mix colours.

More about Dyes and Colour

Make a Dye Box
Instructions for how to make a dye box in order to stay safe when working with chemicals.

Natural Dyes

Natural Dyes
Information and dye recipes for using natural and vegetable dyes and mordants.

Dyes and Mordants
A table of recipes for natural dyes and mordants.

Dye Lessons
Dye lessons and projects for the classroom.

Mushroom Dyes
Information about dyeing with fungi.

Synthetic Dyes
Information about working with synthetic dyes.

Books about Dyeing

The Dyer’s Garden
This comprehensive guide walks readers through a garden season from design to planting to harvesting for the dyepot.
UK: Dyer’s Garden

Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
Using dyes of the leaves, roots, and flowers to color your cloth and yarn can be an amazing journey into botanical alchemy. In Eco Colour, artistic dyer and colorist India Flint teaches you how to cull and use this gentle and ecologically sustainable alternative to synthetic dyes.
UK: Eco Colour

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