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July 15th, 2017 10-4 - Mycopigments - Exploring Mushroom and Lichen Dyes of the Midwest

A Rainbow of Color from the Forest Floor

A scientific look at mushroom dyeing.

Takeaways: Class includes an instructional booklet, a 2 page guide to the best local dye mushrooms and lichens, a rainbow of samples with recipes and a hand designed silk scarf

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July 16th, 2017 10-3 - Mycopigments: Exploring Mushroom and Lichen Dyes of the Midwest
from 100.00

This is the more playful/ artistic version of the workshop.

Adults $100, accompanied children 8-12 are $65, ages 5-7 are $35.

Takeaways: Class includes 4 silk scarves, an instructional handout and a 2 page guide to the best local dye mushrooms and lichens.

*Ages 5-7 receive smaller scarves and/or pocket squares. Additional silk and wool scarves will be available for purchase for $5-30 depending on size, material and design. 


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Felting and spinning classes can be booked directly for one on one or small groups when we have availability in our schedule. Mostly those classes are held during weekdays and occasionally on a weekend if another event doesn't take us out of town or has the studio space booked. Find those classes by following this link. 

Oncall Felting and Spinning classes


We are so excited to be hosting a second Master Spinner Level 1 class (offered through Olds College) this year on November 9th - 13th, 2017  at our store in Stoughton, WI.  

Level 2 is scheduled for February 15th - 19th.

You can register by calling Olds College at 1-800-661-6537.

For more information on the Master Spinner Program click here.

Spinning class

We are THRILLED to have Alissa Allen coming for two specialty workshops on dyeing with mushrooms.

Workshop Descriptions:

Mycopigments - Exploring Mushroom and Lichen Dyes of the Midwest (the scientific workshop)

Mycopigments- Silk Scarf Design (the artsy workshop)

Alissa Allen is an amateur mycologist and dye instructor and the founder of Mycopigments; she specializes in presenting regional mushroom and lichen dye palettes to communities all over the country. Her teaching style reaches out to novices, and her knowledge keeps experienced mushroom hunters and fiber artists engaged. Alissa has been sharing her passion for mushroom and lichen dyes and collaborating with other dyers for over 13 years. She has written articles for her website as well as Fibershed and Fungi Magazine. She is the founder and moderator for two active discussion groups Mushroom and Lichen Dyers United and The Mushroom Dyers Trading Post.  She is dedicated to encouraging the art and science of mushroom and lichen dyeing through engaging community participation.  To read more about her work, visit her website