One of the perks of living behind the redwood curtain??? When it rains the earth gives a natural bounty of Fungi, the weekend of thanksgiving there is always the wonderful Mushroom Fair at Redwood Acres put on my Humboldt Bay Mycology Society . You can imagine as a natural Dyer how wonderful it is to be able to have access to such a friendly community of people to help guide you where to find and identify mushrooms.
This year I took mainly photos of dyeing mushrooms.
These are some of my mums dyed samples. She volunteered to help Alissa Allen who does the Mycopigments
My Mum also keeps excellent notes ( the hate in the right corner is Alissas)
Sadly she passed away in 2011.
Alissa Allen is also popularizing dyeing with Mushrooms. She travels around teaching workshops on dyeing with Mushrooms. IT is a great workshop and should you ever have a chance to take one of her classes you should.
You could buy a blank scarf and dye it in mushroom dyes.
A lovely array of colors that are possible
Boletus fibrillosus Hypomyces lactifluorum
Here is a bunch of dye mushrooms.