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.


Mark your calendars now - October 17-22, 2016!
The 17th International Fungi and Fibre Symposium
will be held in Madeira Park, BC (on the Sunshine Coast, a 40-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver). Join us for a week of dyepots, forays, and camaraderie with others who share your passion for mushroom dyeing & fungal fibre arts!


Mushroom Dyes of Sonoma County
Workshop at Pepperwood Preserve
~ 2016

For the last 3 years  - drought or no drought, we have been gathering at Pepperwood Preserve to celebrate the bounty of Sonoma County dye mushrooms!

(Photo by Margaret Boeger)


One of the exhibits presenting the work of mushroom dye pioneer Miriam C. Rice

"Wild Mushrooms & Functional Fungi" ~ December 4th, 2015 – March 20th, 2016

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Santa Cruz, California
photo by Alissa Allen

See some examples of our Mushroom Dyes at SOMA Camp, January 2016!
photo by Lisa Waterman

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 © 2016
All rights reserved. (This IMDI Website page was updated March 07, 2016)