Mushroom season won’t be long now—I’ve found a few early Tapinella already, although most will appear later—so I’ve been playing on my spinning wheel with some of the colours I got last year. This batt contained Phaeolus gold and green, Pycnoporellus peach, and a bit of Sarcodon blue.
With quite a lot of the blue already in my stash, I decided to ply the single, spun from the batt, with a blue single, resulting in this pleasant combination:
As usual, I’m ending up with more yarn than I have time to do something with; perhaps this yarn will end up in someone else’s stash, someone who can put it to good use.
4 thoughts on “Summer spinning”
I am a fibre artist and an amateur mycologist. I love the colours but I don’t weave. Still I would love to collect some of your yarns. Are you doing the workshop at Maiwa in the fall? I will be there,
Yes, I’ll be teaching the first weekend in November – glad you got in, as I believe the registration is full now. Do you live in the Vancouver area? I’m hoping for some early rains this year!
Hi, I am brand new to mushroom and lichen dyes. I also live in an area where few dye mushrooms are being found. Do you sell dried dye mushrooms or do you know someone else who does?
Welcome to the world of mushroom dyeing! I always feel so blessed to be living in a rainforest area where we can depend on finding mushrooms every season. However, because I’m invited to do a fair bit of teaching, I don’t have enough mushrooms on hand to sell to others. Check out http://mycopigments.com/mushroom-dyers-trading-post-2/ – perhaps you have something you could trade for some of the dyers?