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Eco-printing (Sat 17th June)

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 10am-4pm
Venue: The Courthouse
Please bring a supply of leave oak, chestnut, maple, smoke bush, dogwood, wild geraniums, rose & blackberry, marigolds but no waxy leaves, anything growing in your garden to experiment with. A carrier bag full is the ideal amount.

In this full-day summer workshop learn all about the unique process of eco-printing using leaves.

Your tutor Carol Ann, will guide you through the process of nature-based printing, by demonstrating the mordanting and steaming involved of the fabric and paper. The process is unpredictable and results in a subtle colour palette suggestive of alchemy and traditional fabric staining. You will experiment wrapping leaf collections into bundles, producing a series of samples.

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Suitable For: This workshop is suitable for those with no prior knowledge of textiles or dyeing techniques.

Other Info: 

  • Please see above for details on what supply of leaves to bring along.
  • Clothing is at risk of staining so please dress appropriately in an apron, bring rubber gloves and also a plastic bag to take away wet items.
  • Carol Ann will supply all fabric as it has to be prepared for dyeing beforehand.

£60 (£50 + £10 materials)


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