Mushroom Dye

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Using mushroom for dye

Mushroom dyeing is relatively new in natural dyeing history. The magic of walking in the forest and gathering mushroom to eat and to dye is an art of living. 

Phaeolus schweinitzii

Dyer's polypore

This mushroom grows at the base of conifer trees and has a velvety, top. You can get both mustard yellow to olive green color. 


Coral mushroom

This beautiful coral mushroom can only dye when it is fresh and it can be lilac to blue grey.

Scaly Chanterelle
Lobster mushroom

Other mushroom used for dye

There are many other mushroom I use for dyeing.


Hypholoma fasciculare (sulpher tuft) - left

Omphalotus olivascens

(Jack o'lantern) - right