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Unveiling Rainbows: Exploring the Northern California Fungal Fibershed

April 27 @ 9:00 am - April 29 @ 4:00 pm

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One event on April 27, 2024 at 9:00 am

One event on April 28, 2024 at 9:00 am


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Join us for a 3-day immersive revealing the vibrant hues of Northern CA fungi at the Fibershed Learning Center near Point Reyes Station. In this 3-day course, you will experience the breadth of the art and science behind working with fungal dyes. We will meet from 9am-4pm each day.

Day 1: Foraging & Testing

We’ll start by exploring the local landscape, practicing techniques for spotting, documenting, and identifying mushrooms and lichens with ethical harvest practices, and test our findings for dye potential.

Day 2: Regional Rainbow

Then we’ll work with a curated selection of Northern California’s finest wild dye specimens, optimizing color required by each fungal group, and coax vibrant hues from the entire spectrum of color.

Day 3: Dye Your Own Fiber Day

Our third day together is dedicated to dyeing your own selection of protein fibers: wool, silk, alpaca, etc.


Date and Time

April 26 – 28 , 9am – 4pm



Fibershed Learning Center

14000 Point Reyes – Petaluma Road

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


About The Instructor

Alissa Allen is an amateur mycologist and the founder of Mycopigments. Widely in demand as a dye instructor, she specializes in presenting regional mushroom and lichen dye palettes to communities all over North America. For the past three years, she has expanded her reach to include traditional foraging and textile artisan villages in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2022, She was honored to host the International Fungi and Fiber Symposium in Port Townsend, WA.


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Fibershed Learning Center
14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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(415) 455-3070‬
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