The Rainbow Beneath My Feet includes step-by-step instructions to the process from collecting the mushrooms to dyeing the wool. There is an accurate and up-to-date description for each species along with over 200 color photographs. The scope of this work goes beyond the identification of species. The authors provide information about dyeing equipment, mordants, preparing and dyeing the wool, and the dazzling array of colors that can be obtained from mushroom.
Arleen Rainis Bessette is a mycologist and botanical photographer, as well as a clinical psychologist, who has been collecting and studying wild mushrooms for several years. She has authored or coauthored five books including Mushrooms of North America in Color and Wildflowers of New York in Color. Alan Bessette is a mycologist and professor at Syracuse University. He has published numerous professional papers in the field of mycology and has authored or coauthored twelve books including Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of New York.