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Botanical Printing and Eco-Dyeing on Paper with Book Binding Basics and the Coptic Stitch with Anne McMillan

This workshop will cover the basics of Botanical Printing, or Eco-Dyeing, and the process to create Books from your dyed papers. Botanical Printing/Eco-Dyeing is a wonderful way to create plant impressions in both paper and cloth. Students will learn the basic process of harvesting plants from the garden or from meanderings through the woods and imprinting nature onto paper and cloth. Learn how to bundle and wrap papers and the possibilities of what can be done with that paper and cloth.

This two-day class will cover foraging for materials and choosing dye plants from the Sanborn Mills dye garden. On the first day, students will learn how to transfer the natural images to primary paper and some cotton cloth will also be used.

On the second day, students will use the dyed papers to create a unique book. The class will spend some time learning basic bookbinding skills and simple structures. Then, students will move on to creating a Coptic bound journal.


Date(s): 08/20/2022 to 08/21/2022

Cost: $225



Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire United States