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3 Day Botanical Print Workshop with Suzanne Connors

Eco Printing is a process of using plants to dye and print on fiber through contact printing methods

During our workshop’s; participants will explore the alchemy of water, plant materials, heat, and metal and finish the class with beautiful prints on natural fiber fabrics.

In these workshop’s we will be creating samples and experimenting with different fibers. We will be using natural plant materials gathered near my Florida home or brought with you from your garden. I will show you processes that have worked well for me and the equipment and bundling techniques that are used.

Be prepared for the wonderful smells that can only come from eucalyptus, and other natural leaves and be open to the magic

The 3-Day workshop will cover:

THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR ECO-PRINTING

FABRIC SELECTIONS & PREP (PLEASE PRE SCOUR FABRICS PRIOR TO CLASS)

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANTS FOR DYEING AND UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE TANNIN PLAYS

UNDERSTANDING THE PRINT PROCESS ON BOTH PROTEIN & CELLULOSE FIBERS

MORDANTING COTTON & LINEN FIBERS

DIFFERENT METHODS OF PREPARING THE LEAVES FOR CONTACT PRINTING

DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES FOR LAYING OUT YOUR LEAVES

METHODS OF ROLLING, TYING AND COOKING BUNDLES

BUNDLING OVERSIZED FIBER AND CLOTHING

INDIGO AND ECO PRINT

Class Time: 9:00 am-4:00pm

Class fee: $420

Details

Date(s): 07/07/2020 to 07/09/2020

Cost: $420

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Location

Aya Fiber Studio
STUART, Florida United States

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