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Eco Printing Silk Scarf

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Eco Printing Silk Scarf

The Old Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 10th August

(£55 + £10 materials)

Learn the process of nature-based printing. Tie, twist and wrap leaves into bundles before transferring these onto a silk scarf to take home.

Within this workshop, you will be introduced to eco printing using leaves. The artist CarolAnn will guide you through the process of nature-based printing by demonstrating the scouring, mordanting and steaming involved of the fabric. The process is unpredictable and results in a subtle colour pallet suggestive of alchemy and traditional fabric staining. Experimenting with tieing, wrapping and twisting your encased leaf collections into bundles, you will produce a series of samples, working towards creating your own eco dyed silk scarf measuring 150cm x 40cm.  

CarolAnn J Allan is a Yorkshire based artist and educator specialising in hand embroidery. She often teaches workshops whilst also exploring English paper piecing, darning, patchwork and reverse applique. 

Artist Website:

Artist Instagram: carolannjallan

Suitable For: Beginners


  • An assortment of leaves will be provided, however collecting your own is part of the fun! We suggest fallen oak, birch, chestnut, brambles and smoke leaves. Waxy leaves do not transfer as well. Please avoid overpicking from branches.
  • Fabric for dyeing will be provided. If you wish to bring your own fabrics, please contact us prior to the workshop to find out the best way to prepare your fabrics for dyeing.
  • Clothing is at risk of staining so please bring an apron. Disposable gloves will be provided however we recommend bringing reusable rubber gloves with you.

Other Info: We do not issue phsyical tickets. Please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.

Saturday 10th August (10 am - 4pm) The Courthouse, Thirsk Tickets Available: 0
Ticket(s) 65.00

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in The Courthouse Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the cafe page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.


How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair

Eco Printing Silk Scarf

Eco Printing Silk Scarf
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