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Mycopigments: Exploring Mushroom and Lichen Dyes with Alissa Allen

Recently I took a mycopigments workshop with the ever so talented Alissa Allen (website here). She was visiting the Nashville IN area for a mushroom festival, and had decided to drop into Bloomington IN to host a 5 hour class on dyeing with mushrooms and lichens. 273 more words


Spring is finally here

And I know this because my allergies are just waking up after a long winter’s nap. The lilacs are leafing as are the Maple trees (a big allergy for me) and I’ve loads of old weeds to remove from the gardens yet. 274 more words



The photos don’t do these pieces justice – the nature of things. However that is, these below and many more, reflect simplicity and sophistication.

It wasn’t completely about the indigo, but about technique and the engineering behind pattern making – what could be done by hand with the aid of a tool. 59 more words


New Beginnings - Starting The Next Stage in My Journey

Making the decision to teach dyeing and block-printing workshops might seem like an easy one to make, but I have been deliberating for some time, wondering whether I could fit it in to my already busy life and also whether it would take away the enjoyment.  42 more words