Classifying Lichen – Dyeing with Lichen
Cortinarius Semisanguineus mushroom gives orange and red colored dye – Fungi Dye Recipe
Fabrics can be printed with fungi and natural dyes.
Knitting pattern for slippers dyed with Lichen
Hapilopilus rutilans Mushroom Dye Hapalopilus rutilans FI: Okrakaapa SW: lysticka 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 skein Rinse the clean washed yarn in cool water Add the yarn into the cool mordant bath and bring … Continue reading “Fungi Dye: Hapolopilus Rutilans”
Dye recipes, and projects for the natural and organic dyer
The use of urine in washing wool & dyeing fleece or yarns
Bamboo Staple Bamboo staple fibre is produced mechanically via a retting process, similar to flax production. The woody bamboo stems are crushed and natural enzymes break down the stems so the fibres can be combed out and spun. This is a very labour intensive process. I have spun bamboo staple fibre before and the fibers … Continue reading “Spin Flora – Bamboo Staple”