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FUNGI
We don't actually produce any fungi dyes here, but have bought them in to produce some yarn. Hapalopilus Nidulans produces intense dark purples, the caps of the Semi Sanguineous dark oranges and the stalks bright yellows.  This is the method we used for our woollen yarn. 


SEMI SANGUINEOUS

1. You will need around 100g plant material for 100g of fibre.

2. If using dried fungi soak overnight in tap water.

3. Add 2litres of water and simmer for an hour, allow to cool.

4. Strain the fungi and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible.

5. Place the pre-soaked and mordanted yarn into the resultant dye bath immerse and heat to simmering point.  Turn off heat and remove yarn when the dye has taken, around 10 minutes for the first batch, then about an hour for subsequent batches. 

6. Allow to dry completely before washing.




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