Sat, 08 Sep | Team Valley

Botanical / Eco printing Weekend Course

This course is designed for complete beginners or anyone who would like to learn eco printing / botanical printing. I learned eco printing reading India Flint book, attending workshops of Sheila Smith and Irit Dulman. The photo is the work of a student created during the workshop
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Botanical / Eco printing Weekend Course

Time & Location

08 Sep 2018, 10:00 – 09 Sep 2018, 16:00
Team Valley, K35 Eleventh Avenue North, Team Valley, Gateshead NE11 0NJ, UK

About The Event

Weekend Botanical / Eco printing Course

Course suitability:

It is suitable for complete beginners.

Main information:

This course is designed for complete beginners or anyone who would like to learn eco printing printing, i.e. eco printing and medium printing.

During this course you will learn various techniques, such as:

  • fabric preparation for eco printing;
  • introduction to plants for eco printing;
  • eco printing (botanical printing) – using various techniques;
  • eco printing (botanical printing)– printing large pieces of fabric; and
  • eco printing (botanical printing)– printing on garments.

It includes:

Introduction to materials, mordants and plans. Printing on paper.

We will mordant paper, cotton and silk in preparation eco printing and natural dye.

You will be printing on paper trying simple eco printing techniques.

You then will be working with fabric, cotton, silk and linen.

You will first be working with samples, to build up a reference of different techniques.

You will learn how to achieve sharp print and printing on large pieces of fabric.

You will be experimenting further with various eco printing techniques and will be learning how to print on mordant and non mordant fabric. I learned majority of techniques to achieve sharp prints from Irit Dulman and very grateful to her for her knowledge and permission to teach her techniques in England.

You will work in a small group, with a maximum of six - eight students group.

By the end of the course students will have all the knowledge and skills needed to start eco printing at home. It is also the perfect time to experiment further with so many leaves and flowers around us.

Craft workshops - eco printing workshop - natural dye workshop, North East

The course includes:

1. Light lunch, tea and coffee;

2. Chemicals for printing;

3. Some tools to be used during the course.

4. Paper to print on.

You will need to bring:

1. White fabric to print on: 1-2 m of silk, 1-2 m of cotton, t-shirt (optional), light felt (optional)

2. 5 wooden dowels;

3. latex gloves;

4. thin rope or strong string.

Please check my blog, https://www.lenaarchbold.co.uk/blog/eco-printing-course-painting-and-printing-with-leaves-flowers-and-even-weeds

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