This is a two day class. Students will learn the basics of Eco Printing using plants and leaves of the season to produce a series of samples. A broad spectrum of colours will be achieved with a variety of prints.. Tuition will be given as to the plants which will produce the most successful results for the season, and the correct use of mordants and methods of modifying those colours to achieve a whole rainbow of samples thus debunking the myth that eco printing produces only muddy or insipid results which do not last..Students will learn Caroline’s methods , mainly boiling fabric bundles , to create some fabulous results.
Requirements for Eco Printing class
Protective clothing gloves etc
A ball of string
A small selection of papers from khadi, water colour paper cartridge,
1 metre of a medium weight close woven silk
We will be starting with silk as this prints best but some of the bundles can be done in cotton so you can bring some if you wish – something like cotton sheeting
A basic sewing kit
Notebook and pen
Don’t forget your lunch! N.B. There is no shop in the village
A selection of cotton and silk fabrics, (lighter weight fabrics work best) some are available for sale at the Granary Studio
Additional information: Further classes from Caroline are in the pipeline, or look at the timetable on the website www.granarystudio.com for other classes that might take your fancy
This event is fully booked.