Eco printing - An Introduction to The Magic & the Alchemy with Fiona Balding
WORKSHOPS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Ecoprinting is best described as botanical contact printing. This workshop is designed to develop all the skills and techniques you need to produce beautiful unique prints on fabric. It is suitable for beginners who are keen to achieve clear defined prints that we will use to make a lampshade.
Using heat and pressure you will learn to transfer the plants natural dyes and outline directly from leaf to paper, creating beautiful images using leaves and flowers from our cutting garden and surrounding hedgerows It is very much a developing craft closely aligned to natural dyeing and anyone who gives it a go becomes amazed and delighted at the results they can achieve. Fiona is a very experienced teacher, having a B.Ed in Art and Textile Design and having taught Textiles up to A level for 38 years.
The morning will be spent experimenting with different leaves and foliage on sample pieces and then finally printing the piece that will go onto make the lampshade during the afternoon.
Price - £65 per person including all materials including the lampshade kit, tuition, food and refreshments.