Virtual Eco-Printing with Eucalyptus & Local plants
Join us April 11th @ 1 p.m. PST for our Virtual Eco-printing Workshop! Learn how to eco-print using local plants & leaves in combination with natural dyes in a virtual class designed to share with you the basics of eco-printing on natural fibers.
You will learn how to prepare the fabric along with which plants and leaves will create strong prints. Now is the perfect time to take a neighborhood walk and start collecting! It's also the perfect time to grab something in your wardrobe and up-cycle it.
When you sign-up you will receive a short list of easy to obtain supplies for the virtual workshop which will be hosted in Zoom. Zoom makes it easy to see and share using video and audio, so you can learn remotely in the comfort of your kitchen or studio.
Please, contact me with any questions!
*First 5 sign-ups will receive the sale/early bird rate.
- Alum a food grade mineral mordant used to prepare the fabric
- Alum some dyers have used this one according to reviews
- Bowl to soak leaves
- Set of wooden shapes, or wooden dowel (as shown in picture) in a pinch you can use a long wooden paint stir
- Rubber bands or twine
- Steel or aluminum pot that you do not use for cooking
- Fabric blank: cotton or silk fabric garment that you wish to up-cycle or dye, old shirts work well for this
Dye for background color, or I will share how to use red or yellow onion skins or avocado pits to create yellows and pinks
If you wish to buy a blank or natural dyes, contact me for recommendations
Start observing and collecting:
- Maple leaves
- Rose petals leaves - the actual leaf
- Geranium blooms and leaves
Many of the same type of leaf can have awesome results so don't feel like you need to have all of these.
Space to work, a large table is recommended.