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Olympic Peninsula Fungi Festival
Introduction to Dyeing with Mushrooms & Lichens

October 15th


Clallam County Fairgrounds, Port Angelas WA

Explore the many colors of Kingdom Fungi as we discuss the biology & conservation of dye specimens, historical uses of natural dye, and the logistics to get started dyeing at home! Participants will learn how to prepare fibers to dye, extract color from mushrooms and lichens, and modify colors with pH changes and exposure to iron (ferrous sulfate). We will make color swatch cards with a variety of mushroom & lichen dyed wool yarns, practice color modification steps, make test bundles with pre-mordanted wool, and dye a silk handkerchief to take home.


Block Printing

STEAMboat Studio, Maple Valley WA


 November 12th, 3:00-6:00pm

This block printing course is designed for both new and experienced print makers. We will discuss relief printing techniques, supply choices & sources, how to get started block printing, and how to expand your printing practice to include new techniques. 


Natural Dye Printing

STEAMboat Studio, Maple Valley WA

 February 4th, 3:00-6:00pm

In this workshop we will learn to make thickened mordants and dye pastes, called lakes, with natural materials that have been gathered locally and globally. We will learn how to apply dye to prepared materials as if painting a canvas to achieve bold contrasts and patterns. We will discuss foraging ethics and techniques while learning about the natural history of gathered items. Each participant will leave with a handprinted silk scarf, cotton bandana, and stack of color swatches of their own making.  

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Felting Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

At the following King County Libraries in 2023:
Newcastle Library: September 30th, 2:00-4:00 pm
Black Diamond Library: October 21st, 1:00-3:00 pm

North Bend Library: October 24th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Valley View Library: October 28th, 2:00-4:00 pm

Kent Library: December 30th, 1:00-3:00 pm


At the following King County Libraries in 2024:

Shoreline Library: January 13th, 4:00-6:00 pm


Exploring Form & Texture with Felted Vessels 

At the following King County Libraries in 2023:

Maple Valley Library (Adults): September 26th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Bellevue Library (Ages 11+): October 14th, 2:30-4:30 pm

Enumclaw Library (Teens): November 5th, 2:00-4:00 pm

Burien Library (Teens): December 10th, 3:00-5:00 pm

Tukwilla Library (Teens & Adults): December 17th, 1:00-3:00 pm


Dyeing with Foraged Lichens, Mushrooms, & Plants 

At the following King County Libraries in 2023:

Maple Valley Library (Adults): August 19th, 2:00-4:00 pm

Black Diamond Library (Adults): September 16th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Newport Way Library (Adults): October 3rd, 6:00-7:45 pm

Muckleshoot Library (Teens): November 18th, 2:00-4:00 pm

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At the following King County Libraries in 2023:


Botanical Printmaking

Covington Library (Adults): September 23rd, 1:00-3:00 pm

Woodmont Library (Adults): October 29th, 2:00-4:00 pm

Federal Way Library (Adults): December 16th, 1:00-3:00 pm


Fungi Printmaking

Federal Way Library (Teens): December 22nd, 1:00-3:00 pm 

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