Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mycopigments workshop

On Sunday I attended Alissa Allen's Mycopigments workshop in Bloomington. The beautiful colors shown above are Alissa's dye results made during the Sunday workshop using ethically harvested mushrooms and lichen. The workshop was lots of fun and so informative. More info on Alissa and Mycopigments can be found at Mycopigments.com. You can also find workshop offerings on the Mycopigments Facebook page.

The workshop took place in the Indiana University School of Fine Art Textiles Area. Dye color samples lined the walls of the room and students were coming and going working on projects. It was wonderful to be in the midst of all the learning and doing - the humm of it all. I met some great people from Bloomington and IU Textiles. It was all pretty great. Did I say it was great? Thanks Alissa and IU Textiles. A walk in the woods will never be the same.


  1. Thank you for the link to mycopigments.com ... with results like yours, I can't wait to learn more!

    1. Hi Liz. The colors shown were dyed by Alissa Allen during the Mycopigments workshop and each of us in the workshop were given a sample set to take home. I haven't tried dyeing anything yet on my own but I am very hopeful. Much depends on what sort of lichen and mushrooms I am able to find.

  2. I'm drooling...... fabulous colours