#100 M. Theresa Brown: Ecoprint in Color on Silk & Wool Full day Wednesday $100
100 M. Theresa Brown: Ecoprint in Color on Silk & Wool Full day Wednesday $100
Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate
Workshop Description: Learn how to imprint beautiful Plant designs from Nature and create a background in rich color on silk and wool! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers using the process you learn in the workshop. Students will learn techniques to enhance the natural designs to create richly colored backgrounds on their silk and wool. At the end of the day, students will take home both a silk and wool scarf sample ecoprinted in color and the knowledge to continue Ecoprinting from Nature's resources. Previous experience in ecoprinting is helpful but the class is beginner friendly! Ecoprinting is a natural, sustainable art form.
Students 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 Includes 1 Merino wool scarf and 1 silk scarf, use of materials and equipment for dye process including 2 pre-dyed blankets, information sheet.
Class Limit: 12