Alissa Allen is an amateur mycologist and dye instructor and the founder of Mycopigments; she specializes in presenting regional mushroom and lichen dye palettes to communities all over the country. Her teaching style reaches out to novices, and her knowledge keeps experienced mushroom hunters and fiber artists engaged. Alissa has been sharing her passion for mushroom and lichen dyes and collaborating with other dyers for over 13 years. She has written articles for her website as well as Fibershed and Fungi Magazine. She is the founder and moderator for two active discussion groups Mushroom and Lichen Dyers United and The Mushroom Dyers Trading Post. She is dedicated to encouraging the art and science of mushroom and lichen dyeing through engaging community participation. To read more about her work, visit her website http://mycopigments.com/.