Learn how to create beautiful botanical prints at this one-day introductory workshop on eco-printing where we will explore the technique of dyeing and printing fabrics with native plants. We’ll discuss the processes of mordanting natural fibers, selecting plants, constructing and steaming bundles, and the use of iron, tannin, and natural dye carrier blankets to enhance your prints.
By the end of the workshop, you will have created a unique, colorfast, eco-printed organic linen pillow cover to take home and, more important, you will leave with all the knowledge necessary to use these techniques to produce your own one-of-a-kind botanical prints on fabrics or paper.
The workshop will be held at Kannagara Woods Botanical Sanctuary in Medina, Ohio. Kannagara Woods is easily accessible from both I-71 and I-270; because we are not a public facility with open access, the address and directions will be included in the materials sent after registration.
Registration for the event is $40 and is limited to 16 students. All materials necessary to create a finished print are included in the cost of the workshop. Lunch will also be provided.
Tickets are available here.
*Because this is largely an outdoor event, the rain date for the event will be Sunday, July 23.
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