#305 SOLD OUT!! M. Theresa Brown: Eco-printing in Color on Silk & Wool Full day Friday 9am-4pm
#305 M. Theresa Brown: Eco-printing in Color on Silk & Wool Full day Friday $100
Skill level: Beginner, though some experience is helpful.
Workshop Description: Learn how to ecoprint on silk and wool and create a beautiful background in color! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) 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 drawn directly from Nature as well as the techniques to create colored backgrounds on silk and wool. At the end of the day, students will take home both a silk and wool scarf ecoprinted in color and the knowledge to continue Ecoprinting from Nature's resources.
Participants should bring: Students should bring leaves from their area with emphasis on high tannin leaves such as oak, maples, rose, hickory, sumac and interesting weeds. Fun additional plants (usually store bought) are eucalyptus and colorful flowers such as carnations, gerber daises. No thick plants. Also a 1 gallon water jug to use as a weight-can be filled at class
Homework: Collect your plant matter.
Material Fee: $30 1 Merino wool scarf and 1 silk scarf, use of materials and equipment for dye process.
Class Limit: 12