Botanical Impressions Eco-Printing on Silk & Paper

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

DATES
Saturday 16 November
More information about dates below.

TIME
9:45am for a 10am start
Finishing around 4pm

TUITION FEE
New Students: $140 pp
Returning Students: $120 pp
Materials fee: $55 pp (all students)
Pensioners and Carers please contact me directly for pricing and bookings.

VENUE
Maleny

GROUP SIZE
Minimum 4 people
Maximum 6 people

Discover the simple and beautiful art of eco-printing.

In this workshop you will create your own eco-magic, eco-printing 2 silk scarves to take home and enjoy forever; or, keep one and give one as a gift. We will also eco-print botanical impressions onto paper.

By the time the workshop has finished you will be armed with new skills and information to eco-print your own silk scarves at home; and continue your own exploration of this beautiful and natural process on other fabrics and papers.

This workshop is suitable anyone looking for an introduction to eco-printing, all ages over 16.

Scroll down, or click here, to read what past students have said about this workshop.

Learning Outcome

Eco-printing refers to the act of using plant materials to apply color and designs to textiles and paper. You will leave this workshop with 2 hand-rolled habotai silk scarves that you have eco-printed yourself. You will be given handouts and plenty of information so you can continue to make your own eco-printed scarves at home. We will look at, and discuss, how to use this process on other fabrics and papers, and you will be given reference material for your own ongoing exploration.

During our workshop we’ll discuss and work through:

  • preparation of the silk and paper for eco-printing
  • plant material selection and preparation
  • how to apply this process to other types of fabric (ie wool, cotton and linen)
  • how to continue eco-printing at home, without the need for fancy equipment
Inclusions

All necessary materials for this workshop are covered in your Materials Fee.

– 2x habotai silk scarves 42cm x 160cm with hand rolled hems
– botanical materials for our eco-printing
– equipment for boiling
– tea and plunger coffee, with a light morning and afternoon tea

You will be able to buy additional blank silk scarves on the day for $16 each. You can take them with you to eco-print at home, or print an extra (3rd) scarf on our workshop day.

Not Included

Everything you need for this workshop is included and provided.

What to Bring

Cash if you want to buy additional blank scarves on the day – $16 each. You will be given 2 scarves to eco-print on the day.

Something to take your wet items home – a plastic bag for your silk scarves, and another flat plastic bag or towel for your paper samples to take home.

Lunch. You can pop into town to buy lunch, but it is a few minutes drive and parking can be difficult (Maleny is a popular weekend destination). Therefore I recommend you bring your lunch and maximise the time you have printing and learning in the studio.

Bring a journal or notebook for taking notes during the workshop.

Safety

​Participants are advised to wear closed in shoes, and suitable clothing or apron that you do not mind getting dirty.

We will be working with natural, non-toxic materials on the day. Gloves will be provided to be used when we unwrap our eco-printed scarves at the end of the workshop.

Booking/Payment

To book your place in this workshop, please complete the booking form to the right.

Full payment is required to secure your booking. Payment can be made via PayPal or direct deposit.

If you cancel your workshop booking you may incur fees. Please read my cancellation policy here.

If a workshop does not reach the minimum numbers required, it may have to be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund or an option to reschedule.

Once your booking form and payment has been received I will contact you to confirm you place and advise any special instructions.

What is eco-printing?

At its core, eco-printing is the act of directly applying botanical elements (leaves, bark, flowers) to textiles and paper to alter and/or apply colour and ‘print’ impressions of the botanical material on to the textile or paper surface. Eco-dyeing can be a component of eco-printing, but it is not the same. The ‘eco’ reference in both applications is the fact that natural materials are used to achieve the results. By natural I mean leaves, bark, flowers, roots and stems.

Below are examples of some of my eco-prints on paper:

About Dates and other options

If the dates noted above don’t suit you, or you would like private tuition or to arrange a private group workshop, please contact me to enquire about other date options that better suit you.

You can also sign up to my mailing list to be kept up to date about upcoming workshops dates and opportunities, plus tips, hints and ideas for your own printmaking practice. I will also include information about other local artist workshops in the Maleny Sunshine Coast Hinterland area.

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