2022 March General Meeting - Mycopigments with Alissa Allen

? WHEN: 03/16/2022, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Please join us for our March General Meeting at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History or on Zoom . If you plan to come in person, please RSVP via this Google form . For those of you who would prefer to join us via Zoom, Please Join Here. The session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm. Zoom participants will be able to chat among themselves until the start of main meeting. 

Our March speaker is Alissa Allen, founder of Mycopigments, who will share the beauty and fun of dyeing fibers with fungi and lichens.  

Mycopigments: Exploring Mycology through Dye Experimentation

West coast fungi produce a full spectrum of colorful dyes. Whether you are curious about the basics of mushroom dyeing, or you want to know which fungi are treasured dye producers, or if you are an experienced dyer and want to contribute to furthering the art and science, this talk is for you! Mushroom dyeing is still in its infancy and your collections and experiments could contribute to a better understanding of the dyes themselves or be applied to the bigger picture of fungal chemistry and taxonomy. Join me and the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz to get a glimpse of how mushroom dyes can enhance your mycological experience.

Alissa will also be offering a two-day workshop in Santa Cruz Saturday March 19 through Sunday March 20. 

For details and registration link, see https://ffsc.us/node/1016