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'Botanical Printing on Textiles & Paper' with Marian May

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'Botanical Printing on Textiles & Paper' with Marian May

'Botanical Printing on Textiles & Paper' with Marian May

10.00am – 3.30pm
£95 Lunch included
Material Charges £25



A fascinating day with @MarianMayTextileArts learning how to create your own Botanical contact prints with real leaves on fabric and paper, printing your own unique silk scarf and paper prints.

Join Marian May for a day of botanical discovery and create a beautiful printed silk scarf using fresh leaves, flowers and natural dyes. You will learn all about the printing process involved,  how to prepare fabrics for dyeing with vegetables and flowers and how to choose the leaves that will give good prints.  And you will prepare some paper prints which you can finish at home. 

In this workshop, which is suitable for all abilities, the freshly collected leaves will be wrapped in pure silk, cotton and paper before being steamed to release their natural dyes and tannins in an eco friendly process.  Marian will lead you step by step from the preparation of the fabric, the choosing and placement of suitable leaves through to the techniques needed to produce clear and lasting natural leaf prints.

A range of fabrics will be available for printing from which you can choose -  silk scarves, linen pieces and some cotton socks, along with paper.  If you wish to print any items of your own clothing that are pure cotton, linen, or silk, they will need to be pre-treated by arrangement with Marian. Contact her after booking your place to find out how to do that.  

Dates for this course - see the table below to book:

****   new date  Saturday 24th June   ***    Sunday 25th June 2023                 

Please note, there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of £25 to cover for the materials used and the pre-mordanted silks etc. Typically this course runs with 10 students.

Please bring: Please wear comfortable 'closed in' shoes (not open sandals) and work clothes. Feel free to bring any leaves you wish to try printing especially geraniums, maples, cotinus, rose, tamarisk, dogwood and blackberry.  Please bring your own washing up gloves and and apron, and perhaps a few small ceramic tiles. All equipment and prepared fabrics are included in the materials £25 fee.About the Artist  Marian lives in the small coastal town of Southwold and takes her inspiration from the Suffolk scenery which includes beaches, heathland, woodland, marsh reed beds, and huge skies. She has a love of colour, flowers and the sea. For several years she has been creating and selling her unique and often sizeable pieces of felt art on Etsy to destinations across the world and we were delighted when we came across her work by chance during a visit to the Suffolk coast. More recently, she has become fascinated by the possibilites of Eco printing - Botanical Printing on Textiles ~ on linens , silks and other natural fabrics. We are so pleased ~ delighted ~ that she has agreed to come mid summer, back to the Lakes, to teach here in 2022 and 2023 and share her knowledge and enthusiasm once more. Some of the silks she creates, are stunning.

Workshop Details

Workshop Date Tue 28th June 2022 9:30 am
Available places 0
Individual Price £95.00

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