Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket)
GENUS
Hapalopilus
SPECIES
nidulans
TYPE
Polypore
COMMON NAMES
Cinnamon Bracket
BATCH:
01
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: wool, Mordent: iron
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: wool, Mordent: tin
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: wool, Mordent: alum
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: silk, Mordent: iron
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: silk, Mordent: tin
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: silk, Mordent: alum
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: linen, Mordent: iron
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: linen, Mordent: titanium oxalate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
titanium oxalate
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: linen, Mordent: aluminum acetate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
aluminum acetate
DYE PREPARATION
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: wool, Mordent: iron
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: wool, Mordent: tin
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: wool, Mordent: alum
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: silk, Mordent: iron
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: silk, Mordent: tin
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: silk, Mordent: alum
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: linen, Mordent: iron
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: linen, Mordent: titanium oxalate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
titanium oxalate
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Fiber: linen, Mordent: aluminum acetate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
aluminum acetate
DYE PREPARATION
CONDITION
dried
PARTS
entire mushroom
PRE-SOAK
VINEGAR
pH
7
RATIO
1:3
TEMP
145° F
TIME
1 hr.
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: base
PIGMENT
base
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: alum
PIGMENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: citric acid
PIGMENT
citric acid
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: iron
PIGMENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: copper acetate
PIGMENT
copper acetate
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: soda ash
PIGMENT
soda ash
PIGMENT PREPARATION
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: base
PIGMENT
base
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: alum
PIGMENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: citric acid
PIGMENT
citric acid
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: iron
PIGMENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: copper acetate
PIGMENT
copper acetate
Dye mushroom: Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket), Pigment: soda ash
PIGMENT
soda ash
PIGMENT PREPARATION
CONDITION
dried
PARTS
entire mushroom
RINSE
Once
BINDER
gum arabic
TEMP
85° F
BATCH NOTES

Hapalopilus nidulans really packs a punch! You don't need much mushroom to get some beautiful colors. The more you use the darker the colors. I am excited to learn more about the chemical makeup of this mushroom as it seemed to strip the mordants from silk and linen and the fiber came out even brighter and whiter than it was originally. Almost as if this mushroom has a natural bleach but that is only based on my observation since I am not a chemist or a mycologist!

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