Every two years since the First International Mushroom Dye Exhibit in 1980, textile and fiber artists have gathered from all over the world to exhibit their mushroom dyed works of fiber art, exchange new ideas and teach workshops in dyes, paper-making and pigments made from fungi. These exhibits and symposia came to be known as the International Fungi and Fibre Symposia and are hosted by different groups of textile artists around the world, under the sponsorship of the International Fungi & Fibre Federation (IFFF).

2016 - The 17th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium in CANADA!

Just one of the many mushroom dye classes at the 17th Symposium in B. C.

Many, many more photos and reports to come!

On October 17-22, 2016 The 17th International Fungi and Fibre Symposium was held in Madeira Park, Britsh Columbia, CANADA!   We enjoyed an incredible week of workshops, dyepots, forays, and camaraderie with others sharing our passion for mushroom dyeing & and all the fungal fibre arts!

Here is a wonderful video created by Lesley O'Keeffe of some of the many photo memories submitted by inspired attendees of the 17th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium! Enjoy!


One of many memorable highlights of the Sympoiusm was a wonderfully detailed lecture on dye chemistry presented Preben Graae Sørensen, sharing some of his research and recent experiments with the dye chemistry of Cortinarius semi-sanguineus. He has graciously allowed us to have a link to this exciting new material. See additional dye chemistry details here.



11th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium   Western AUSTRALIA - July 12 -17, 2003

12th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium ~ Denmark - Aug 23 - 28, 2005

13th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium ~ USA - January 7-12, 2008

14th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium  ~ SWEDEN - September 04, 2010

The 15th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium ~ SPAIN - October 7 - 14, 2012

16th International Fungi and Fibre Symposium - ESTONIASeptember 9 - 14, 2014
(photos still to come!)

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Miriam C. Rice,

January 13, 1918 - August 30, 2010

(at the Symposium in Rovaneimi, Finland -2001)


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