Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete)
GENUS
Boletes
SPECIES
suillus
TYPE
Bolete
COMMON NAMES
Bovine Bolete
BATCH:
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Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: wool, Mordent: iron
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: wool, Mordent: tin
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: wool, Mordent: alum
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: silk, Mordent: iron
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: silk, Mordent: tin
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: silk, Mordent: alum
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: linen, Mordent: iron
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: linen, Mordent: titanium oxalate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
titanium oxalate
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: linen, Mordent: aluminum acetate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
aluminum acetate
DYE PREPARATION
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: wool, Mordent: iron
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: wool, Mordent: tin
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: wool, Mordent: alum
FIBER
wool
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: silk, Mordent: iron
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: silk, Mordent: tin
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
tin
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: silk, Mordent: alum
FIBER
silk
MORDENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: linen, Mordent: iron
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: linen, Mordent: titanium oxalate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
titanium oxalate
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Fiber: linen, Mordent: aluminum acetate
FIBER
linen
MORDENT
aluminum acetate
DYE PREPARATION
CONDITION
dried
PARTS
caps
PRE-SOAK
VINEGAR
pH
5
RATIO
2:1
TEMP
170° F
TIME
1 hr.
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: base
PIGMENT
base
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: alum
PIGMENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: citric acid
PIGMENT
citric acid
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: iron
PIGMENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: copper acetate
PIGMENT
copper acetate
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: soda ash
PIGMENT
soda ash
PIGMENT PREPARATION
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: base
PIGMENT
base
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: alum
PIGMENT
alum
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: citric acid
PIGMENT
citric acid
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: iron
PIGMENT
iron
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: copper acetate
PIGMENT
copper acetate
Dye mushroom: Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete), Pigment: soda ash
PIGMENT
soda ash
PIGMENT PREPARATION
CONDITION
dried
PARTS
caps
RINSE
Twice
BINDER
gum arabic
TEMP
85° F
BATCH NOTES

Suillus bovinus was very tempermental to iron and tannins. The iron swatches stained as did the linen swatch mordanted in tannins and aluminium acetate. Separating the swatches in the dye bath, adding one at a time, still resulted in the same level of staining. My takeaway was that they were very sensitive. Also, it is very tricky to make a lake from Suillus bovinus. After straining the dye bath multiple times very tiny pores/tubes remained in the bath and when I added the alum and soda ash they reacted in a way that they increased in size. The liquid was not completely clear and there was very little pigment accumulated.

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