Fungi Dye: Pisolithus arhizus

Pisolithus Arhizus Fungi Dyed Yarn

Pisolithus arhizus Mushroom Dye

isolithus arhizus – Brown, gold
Also known as the Dyeball
FI – Hernekuukunen

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

Fungi Dye Bath

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

Fungi Dye: Boletopsis Grisea

Boletopsis grisea Fungi Dyed Yarn

Boletopsis grisea Mushroom Dye

FI – Sudenkaapa
SW -tallgraticka

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

Fungi Dye Bath

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

Natural Fungi Dyes – Boletopsis grisea

Boletopsis grisea
FI – Sudenkääpä
SW -tallgråticka

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