GENUS
Ramaria
SPECIES
var.
TYPE
Coral Fungus
COMMON NAMES
Coral
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
fresh
PARTS
entire mushroom
PRE-SOAK
VINEGAR
pH
7
RATIO
1:1
TEMP
160° F
TIME
1.5 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
fresh
PARTS
entire mushroom
RINSE
Twice
BINDER
gum arabic
TEMP
85° F
BATCH NOTES

I have found Ramaria to be very delicate and it loves some TLC in the dye pot. First, you can only get color from Ramaria when it is very fresh and the best varieties are those that look very colorful during the autumn. Second, Ramaria only really makes color in correlation with iron. I keep my temperature low around 140 when cooking the dye bath and when I drop in my fibers I keep an eye on them. The beautiful purples can quickly turn grey with too much time and/or too much heat.

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