The sweater, at last! And I’m pleased with how it turned out: sunset colours on the front, forest colours on the back, and it even fits. I used my handspun (dyed with lobster mushrooms) for the trim, and the rest was made of commercial yarns. The colours are from two years of dyeing, and no, I don’t plan on making another one for a while yet!
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simply stunning, I am sooo impressed, that was lots of work from gathering to wearing and it looks fabulous.
thanks for sharing the whole process – showing the results is one part, but seeing how it was made, the choises you to deal with it makes it very interesting. Congrats, I bet you will wearing this to Sweden too!
That is utterly amazing. I’m really in awe.
Truly impressive! I’m fascinated by mushroom dyeing, but never seem to find the right stuff.
It’s truly fascinating, to the point of obsession! A great reference is Miriam Rice’s book, Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments & Myco-Stix, which you can order online. And then just keep trying with every mushroom that shows potential. Also check out the Fungi & Fibre Symposium – http://iff2012.org/Introduccion.html – which meets every two years somewhere around the world. If you can make it to Spain in 2012, it will be well worth it.