The IMDI was created by Miriam C. Rice in 1985 to encourage the use of Fungal Pigments; to further research on their extraction and employment; to encourage research and cultivation of dye fungi; to financially assist artists and researchers to participate in the international symposia and exhibitions.

16th International Fungi and Fibre Symposium

Estonia, September 2014

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Sonoma County Mushroom Dyes at Pepperwood Preserve

Our next Mushroom Dye Class will be held at Bechtel House at Pepperwood Preserve on November 16, 2014 as we continue to explore some of the mushroom dyes to be found in Sonoma County, CA.

(Photo by Moria Feighery-Ross)

Miriam C. Rice's amazing book,
"Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments
& Myco-Stix"

long out of print, has just been reprinted by the IMDI, and is now available to order directly from Fungi Perfecti


The "Mushrooms for Color" Website is sponsored by the International Mushroom Dye Institute (IMDI), founded by Miriam C. Rice in 1985 who believed that people throughout the world would benefit from exploring the full spectrum of color derived from mushrooms.

Mushrooms for Color Website designed by Dorothy Beebee © 2014
All rights reserved. (This IMDI Website page was updated August 15, 2014)