GENUS
Omphalotus
SPECIES
olivascens
TYPE
Gilled Mushroom
COMMON NAMES
Western Jack O'Lantern
BATCH:
01
wool/iron
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
iron
wool/tin
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
tin
wool/alum
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
alum
silk/iron
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
iron
silk/tin
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
tin
silk/alum
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
alum
linen/iron
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
iron
linen/titanium oxalate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
titanium oxalate
linen/aluminum acetate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
aluminum acetate
DYE PREPARATION
wool/iron
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
iron
wool/tin
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
tin
wool/alum
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
alum
silk/iron
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
iron
silk/tin
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
tin
silk/alum
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
alum
linen/iron
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
iron
linen/titanium oxalate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
titanium oxalate
linen/aluminum acetate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
aluminum acetate
DYE PREPARATION
CONDITION
dried
PARTS
entire mushroom
PRE-SOAK
VINEGAR
pH
5
RATIO
1:1
TEMP
140° F
TIME
1 hr.
pigment/base
PIGMENT
base
pigment/alum
PIGMENT
alum
pigment/citric acid
PIGMENT
citric acid
pigment/iron
PIGMENT
iron
pigment/copper acetate
PIGMENT
copper acetate
pigment/soda ash
PIGMENT
soda ash
PIGMENT PREPARATION
pigment/base
PIGMENT
base
pigment/alum
PIGMENT
alum
pigment/citric acid
PIGMENT
citric acid
pigment/iron
PIGMENT
iron
pigment/copper acetate
PIGMENT
copper acetate
pigment/soda ash
PIGMENT
soda ash
PIGMENT PREPARATION
CONDITION
dried
PARTS
entire mushroom
RINSE
Twice
BINDER
gum arabic
TEMP
85° F
BATCH NOTES

I have found that the Omphalotus olivascens can be sensitive to really hot water. I used hot tap water which was around 100 degrees, added the ground mushroom and a glug of vinegar to help coax the color. I cooked it for about an hour at 140 degrees and then added the fibers. One thing I have done in the past, but not for these studies, is put in fiber that has not been mordanted. It works! The color is light fast but it shifts over time from a purple to a red brown without the mordant.

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