- Start Date:
- May 16, 2020
- Finish date:
- May 16, 2020
- 150.00 USD
- Main Street Studio
Eco-printed cloth is created by layering prepared silk, linen, paper and other materials with local plants and flowers. The cloth or paper and leaves are bundled together, tightly bound and steamed. This process creates a permanent transfer of pigment from the leaves to the material. No external dyes, inks or paints are used in eco-printing. All color and pattern come from the plants themselves!
Release extraordinary secrets from local plants we see every day and often take for granted. Participants will print/dye a variety of prepared silk, linen and cotton cloth. We will also experiment with eco-prints on paper. Each student will complete a silk scarf, 1/4 yard each of cotton, silk/linen, spun silk broadcloth and linen; and 12 different art papers. Work with a dyeing and printing process which uses only natural materials - my botanical printing process uses local plant material to create permanent color and imagery on cloth and paper. Each participant receives a 17 page packet with extensive information.
The botanical printing process is accessible for all ages and abilities. (Each attendee will print a silk scarf and 6 1/4-yard pieces including organic cotton, several types of silk, linen and wool, and 20 sheets of watercolor paper.
Certificates of participation for educators to use toward recertification
Sat 10am –4:30pm