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


Beech mushrooms. Ted Cavanaugh for Popular Science

How to Use the Power of Mushrooms to Improve Your Life

Enter the worlds of mushroom dyeing, mycotecture, and more by Julia Craven.

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.