A compilation of resources on mushrooms for color.


Bessette, Arleen Rainis and Alan E. Bessette. The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer’s Field Guide. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2001.

Beug, Michael. Mushrooms of Cascadia: An Illustrated Key. Illinois: The Fungi Press, 2021.

Boutrup, Joy and Catharine Ellis. The Art and Science of Natural Dyes: Principles, Experiments and Results. Atglen: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2018.

Dean, Jenny and Karen Diadick Casselman. Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010.

Harmer, Ann Paulsen. Magic In The Dyepot. British Columbia: Bluff Hollow Publishing, 2016.

Rice, Miriam and Dorothy Beebee. Mushrooms for Color. Eureka: Mad River Press, 1980.

Rice, Miriam and Dorothy Beebee. Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments & Myco-Stix. Forestville: Mushrooms for Color Press, 2008.

Sheldrake, Merlin. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures. New York: Random House, 2020.

Siegel, Noah and Christian Schwarz. Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2016.



Mushroom & Lichen Dyers United Facebook Group

Mushrooms for Color

NAMA’s Best Mushrooms for Color

NAMA’s History & Art of Mushrooms for Color

Rainbow Beneath My Feet Dye Mushroom List

History of International Fungi & Fibre Symposium

Mushroom Dyer’s Trading Post

Dyeing with Mushrooms Facebook Group


Seasonal mushroom color palette for the month of May.

Online Mushroom Pigment Demonstration

I gave an online demonstration with mushroom pigments, paints and inks with Art Tool Kit.

Aureoboletus mirabilis overlayed above a mushroom dyes and pigments.

International Fungi & Fiber Symposium

The 19th International Fungi & Fiber Symposium in Port Townsend, WA October 2022.

Dye mushrooms and mushroomd dyed fiber.

Teaching at Sterling College

Mycology & Color: A Chromatic Universe of Mushroom Dyes