Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus)
GENUS
Echinodontium
SPECIES
tinctorium
TYPE
Tooth Fungus
COMMON NAMES
Indian Paint Fungus
BATCH:
01
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: wool, Mordent: iron
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: wool, Mordent: tin
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: wool, Mordent: alum
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: silk, Mordent: iron
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: silk, Mordent: tin
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: silk, Mordent: alum
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: linen, Mordent: iron
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: linen, Mordent: titanium oxalate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
titanium oxalate
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: linen, Mordent: aluminum acetate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
aluminum acetate
DYE PREPARATION
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: wool, Mordent: iron
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: wool, Mordent: tin
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: wool, Mordent: alum
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: silk, Mordent: iron
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: silk, Mordent: tin
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: silk, Mordent: alum
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: linen, Mordent: iron
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: linen, Mordent: titanium oxalate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
titanium oxalate
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Fiber: linen, Mordent: aluminum acetate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
aluminum acetate
DYE PREPARATION
CONDITION
dried
PARTS
entire mushroom
PRE-SOAK
VINEGAR
pH
7
RATIO
2:1
TEMP
160° F
TIME
1.5 hr.
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: base
PIGMENT
base
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: alum
PIGMENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: citric acid
PIGMENT
citric acid
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: iron
PIGMENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: copper acetate
PIGMENT
copper acetate
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: soda ash
PIGMENT
soda ash
PIGMENT PREPARATION
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: base
PIGMENT
base
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: alum
PIGMENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: citric acid
PIGMENT
citric acid
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: iron
PIGMENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: copper acetate
PIGMENT
copper acetate
Dye mushroom: Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus), Pigment: soda ash
PIGMENT
soda ash
PIGMENT PREPARATION
CONDITION
dried
PARTS
entire mushroom
RINSE
Three times
BINDER
gum arabic
TEMP
85° F
BATCH NOTES

E.T. as I affectionately call it (I grew up with the movie E.T. as a kid :-) really loves to soak in water for as long as possible. It is more like working with bark or roots from natural dyes. The longer you soak it the more color you will extract. It soaked for 5 days before I cooked up the dye bath. You could probably have done a multi day soak again after cooking it up to extract even more color.

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