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
Apron and Gloves
1 metre medium weight close woven silk (habotai10 or 12 or similar) This can be in pieces as we will be generating samples rather than larger pieces. Please note this needs to be cream/white/ undyed.
A small selection of paper from khadi paper, watercolour paper, wallpaper lining paper, cartridge paper – a few A4 sized pieces will be sufficient.
Basic sewing kit
Something to take wet fabric home in
Camera, 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
Bookings are closed for this event.