2018 April General Meeting: Alissa Allen (by )

? WHEN: 04/18/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Alissa Allen.  She will present an introduction to the full spectrum of permanent color that can be extracted from mushrooms found in the the Bay Area and Northern Coastal California. She will address safety, ethical harvest, the dyeing process and identification of dye species.


Alissa Allen is an amateur mycologist who specializes in presenting regional mushroom and lichen dye palettes to communities all over the country. Alissa has been sharing her passion for mushroom and lichen dyes and collaborating with other dyers for over 15 years. She has written articles for mycopigments.com, the Fibershed blog and Fungi magazine, and created two active discussion groups: Mushroom and Lichen Dyers United and the Mushroom Dyers Trading Post. She is dedicated to furthering the art and science of mushroom and lichen dyeing through community engagement, open discussion, and friendly encouragement.