Monday, January 25, 2010

winter dye party pt. 6

The latest successful mushroom dye comes from Echinodontium tinctorum, a brick red polypore (I forgot to take a before photo). I picked up a small piece last fall at Easy Pass thinking it may be useful...and it was!

It gave a light orange, almost creamscicle-like or pink-ish with alum and cream-of-tartar as mordant.

1 comment:

Kate Savage said...

Yes! I love these colors. Do you know if you can make pigment for paint using these techniques? Tristan and I have been thinking about making our own wheat-paste paint (, but we don't want to buy a ton of ocher to give it color.

Keep up the good work!