#300 Ecoprint on Silk and Wool by M. Theresa Brown, Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Workshop Description: Learn how to eco-print on silk and wool! Eco-printing (also known as botanical printing) is a natural, sustainable art form that involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers using a water bath process. Students will learn techniques to create beautiful, natural designs with colors drawn directly from nature. At the end of the day, students will take home both silk and wool eco-printed scarves; and, the knowledge to continue Eco-printing from nature's resources.
Participants should bring: Students are encouraged to bring leaves from their area with emphasis on high tannin leaves such as oak, maples, rose, hickory, walnut, sumac, eucalyptus and interesting weeds.
Homework: Collect some plant matter! Fresh leaves are easiest to use; dried will work but may crumble. Try to keep them flat.
Material Fee: $30 1 Merino wool scarf and 1 silk scarf, a few leaves, use of materials and equipment for dye process.
Class Limit: 14