Summer Workshop: Natural Dyes

The colors that can be obtained with mushrooms, lichen and local plants is impressive.

Jars of natural dyes

August 13-14 was a very hot weekend.  Temperatures reached 100 on the second day of this two-day workshop with Cheshire Mayrsohn.

dye instructor Cheshire Mayrsohn

But the heat didn’t slow down the production of dye pots.  So many different colors!  

samples of yarn dyed with plants

It was magical to see what colors could be obtained from lichen and mushrooms and the way  they could be altered by adding iron, alum or copper.  Everyone left with a notebook full of samples dyed in class with details for each color.