Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments and Myco-Stix™
By the late, great Miriam C. Rice, with illustrations by Dorothy M. Beebee. Back by popular demand! This book details the history, development, and science of mushroom arts. It both tells and shows how to extract substances from mushrooms that allow an artist to make textile dyes, paper sculpture or plain paper, watercolors and crayons for drawing. Beebee’s pen and ink drawings appear throughout and color photos of mushroom arts accompany each section. Always eager to expand her knowledge of what she might find in natural substances, Rice devised a way to turn mushroom-extracted pigments into drawing tools, the result being her invention and development of “Myco-Stix™”. This book introduces this new drawing tool to artists everywhere. Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments & Myco-Stix™ will delight, instruct, and inspire seasoned artists and newcomers alike. 162 pages, softcover.