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History and art of mushrooms for color
Beebee, Dorothy M. International Mushroom Dye Institute, Forestville, California.
- Mushroom dye process
- Mushroom dyes
- Other developments
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While artist Miriam C. Rice was teaching a children's art class about natural dyes at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, California, in the early 1970s, she took a clump of bright yellow Hypholoma fasciculare mushrooms and tossed them into a pot of simmering hot water with a bit of wool yarn. Surprisingly, a clear, bright lemon-yellow dye emerged on the wool—and “mushroom dyeing” was born (Fig. 1).
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