Using flowers, leaves, botanical extracts and other dyestuff, you will learn to create pattern and print on fabric through the process of binding and steaming. There will be an overview of which plants are locally available for natural dyeing and eco printing with, and we will discuss how to prepare fabric by mordanting for long-lasting colour. A length of organic British silk will be included in the price along with smaller samples of cotton and wool to experiment with . You will leave with the knowledge and skills to continue experimenting at home, along with many printed samples and the length of eco-printed silk to make into a scarf or other project.
Please bring an apron, rubber gloves, notepad and pen.
All other materials are provided but you are welcome to bring your own natural fabric either coloured or plain to experiment on. Silk and wool work particularly well.
Please note the class will run from 10am til 3pm with a break for lunch (not provided).