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: Phaeolus schweinitzii

Phaeolus schweinitzii Fungi dyed Yarn

Phaeolus schweinitzii – Mushroom Dyes
Karhunkaapa (FI)

Phaeolus schweinitzii – Yellow, gold

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...

IFFS 2010 Mushrooms

Mushroom Dyes

Fungi PH Colour
Hapalopilus rutilans PH 8
Sarcodon Squamosus PH 8
Boletopsis grisea PH 9
Boletopsis grisea PH 5 Green
Hydnellum aurantiacum PH 9
Hydnellum suaveolens PH 9
Hydnellum caeruleum PH 9
Cortinareous semisanguineus PH orange, red
Cortinareous fervidus PH 6
Cortinareous malicorius PH
Inonotus obliquus PH 8
Ischnoderma benzoinum PH 7.5
Phellinus hippophaecola PH 8
Phaeolus schweinitzii PH

Heating up the dyepots for the mordanting

Photos of the mushroom dyed yarns.Read more...