Exploring Wild Mushroom Dyes of the Northeast with Allisa Allen

Over the years I’ve become fascinated with naturally dyed yarns. I find myself whizzing past yarns dyed with chemicals at fiber fests and making a bee line to the sellers who offer plant dyed yarns. The obvious reason of being gentle to our planet aside, I’ve found I simply look better in garments dyed naturally. I’m drawn to the subtle shades and slight variation and want to learn to create that with my own yarns. When my research brought me to Allisa Allen’s website I knew immediately that I wanted to host a workshop and was thrilled when she agreed. I know absolutely nothing about foraging but am super excited to learn after seeing the amazing colors wild mushrooms have to offer. We’re co-hosting with Hopkins Vineyard because they have a great space for such an event and are conveniently located right next door to the farm. I hope you’ll join us, I can’t think of a better way to spend the first day of summer!

If you’d like to hang out afterwards and visit the sheep you’re more than welcome. I’ll also have our Bluefaced Leicester and Romney yarns for sale in my new “knitting lounge” (it needs a name) for anyone who wants to come by.

Check out Alissa’s website for more inspiration and information.

Register here at the Hopkins Vineyard event page.

All the best, Jen



One Response to “Exploring Wild Mushroom Dyes of the Northeast with Allisa Allen”

  1. It’s hard to find educated people for this subject, however, you seem like yyou know what you’re talkung about!


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