For a while I have been thinking about dyeing with fungi and lichens.
When the fairy rings appeared in the lawn I took it as a sign.
Fairy Ring Mushroom (Marasmius oreacles)
My mushroom book says they are edible but doesn’t mention anything about their dye potential.
I scraped a variety of lichens off the old alder trees.
Dead branches from the Big Leaf Maple host colonies of lichens that I added to my collection.
I also have a bag of windfall lichens, mosses and fungi collected on my morning walks.
Now, how do I go about dyeing with them?
Next step is to do some Internet research.