Fall/Winter 2018 Workshop Series
Mycopigments: Mushroom Dyed Silk Scarf with Alissa Allen
Learn about prized local wild mushrooms and lichens used for dye. We will design 3 silk scarves using resist techniques for simple, yet elegant patterns. Participants will receive a detailed instructional handout, a color guide to the best local dye fungi and 3 silk scarves.
photo by Megan Hodde
Alissa Allen is an amateur mycologist and the founder of Mycopigments. She specializes in teaching about regional mushroom and lichen dye palettes to fiber artists and mushroom enthusiasts all over the continent. Alissa got her start in the Pacific Northwest and has been sharing her passion for mushrooms for over 15 years. She has written articles for her website as well as Fungi Magazine and Fibershed. In 2015 she created the Mushroom and Lichen Dyers United discussion group and The Mushroom Dyers Trading Post. These groups have grown into a community of over 6000 members. Alissa uses brilliant colors found in mushroom dyes to entice people to take a closer look at mushrooms and their relationship within the ecosystem.
COST: $75 plus a materials fee of $25 (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.)
BRING: Dress comfortably in layers, bring gloves and a name tag. Bring mushrooms and lichens if you find them, there will be time for identification. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Coffee and tea provided.
All ages welcome, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 7 can work with smaller scarves at half price. Max students 20.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542
The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644
This class is part of the Fall/Winter 2018 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.
This class is also part of the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration on the Long Beach Peninsula. “This celebration is a culinary and cultural event honoring the Pacific Northwest’s delectable, edible wild mushrooms. The six-week celebration features expert-led hikes through an Oregon state park, chef-inspired menus at some of the Long Beach Peninsula’s finest restaurants and lodging specials at acclaimed inns and vacation rentals.”~www.wildmushroomcelebration.com