Episode 09: Fun With Fibers


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Welcome back, citizen!

This episode, I focus on having fun with fibers. My guest, Alissa Allen of Mycopigments, will talk about how to turn mushrooms and lichens into yarn dye! As a fiber artist, I'm especially excited to learn about this creative alternative to chemical colors. I'll also speak to Alissa's client and friend, Tess Barlow, about her experiences discovering her regional color palette. (Big apologies for the sticky keyboard sounds during Alissa's interview. I spilled beer on my laptop. T_T)

You can reach Alissa and other mushroom dyers on the Mushroom and Lichen Dyers United Facebook group.

You can find a brief overview of the known history of dyes here.

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Fungi Town is written, directed and produced by Jen Parrilli and hosted on Podbean. Theme music is by the awesome Athens, GA band Shehehe. Defunked theme music is Fminor_Funk_BassGroove_100bpm by GRD-music and sheep sounds are by soundmary; both used via Creative Commons license through Freesound. Photo is by guest Alissa Allen and has been resized.

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