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.

See the full spectrum of Mushroom Fiber Arts
to be offered at SOMA Camp 2015!

Photos are now up of our Mushroom Dyes of Sonoma County workshop held at Pepperwood Preserve on November 16, 2014

(Photo by Myra Beebee)

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

Photos from the International Fungi & Fibre Symposium recently held in Estonia will be on this site soon!


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 December 04, 2014)