The amazing lobster pot

First dyebath from my lobster pot

I found lobster mushrooms (Hypomyces lactifluorum) in such great abundance this year that even after setting aside enough parings to get good colour for the dyeing workshop, I had enough left for a strong dyepot of my own.

This is the brilliant red that resulted from my first dyebath, while the images below show the exhausts that came out of that same pot – all the skeins, as well as all the scarves.

A hike up Pender Hill yesterday resulted in yet another bag of lobsters, totally unexpected, and even though they’ve gone mushy, I hope to get another dyebath of equal strength.

Skeins from one lobster dyepot
Lobster scarves
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One thought on “The amazing lobster pot”

  1. Oh wow. What an amazing colour you got from the mushrooms! What do they look like? I’m in Australia and I don’t think we have them here. We have to be careful here taking native plants etc. Such a wonderful red!

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