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Botanical Printing Workshops

Ecoprinting ~ Botanical Printing on Textiles & Paper

Ecoprinting ~ Botanical Printing on Textiles & Paper

9.30am – 4.30pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges £20

Spend a fascinating day with Margaret Steeden learning how to create beautiful prints using leaves and seeds on fabric/ paper & print a silk scarf.

Botanical contact printing uses nothing other than leaves, fabric or paper and heat. The heat encourages the tannins in the leaves to print on to the chosen substrate. The serendipitous nature of the technique never fails to amaze. This course is suitable for all abilities, who are interested in a way of extracting colours from vegetation, as well as mixed Media and Textile artists who wish to produce unique substrates for their work.  Margaret will lead you through choosing suitable leaves, the preparation of your fabric/paper and leaves and finally the techniques needed to produce a unique, one off silk scarf along with paper samples though out the day.

 

 

Other dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Saturday 8 June 2019

Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of £20 to pay for the materials used and the pre mordanted silks. Typically this course runs with 8-9 students.

Please bring: An apron and some work clothes, two plastic bags to take your work home in,  a note pad and pen to help you start your recording diary along with a camera to record technique. If you are a gardener and have access to some of the following, you could bring any of the following fresh leaves from your garden eg geranium, cotinus, rose, plum, dogwood, wisteria, tamarisk, golden rod, blackberry.

Waxy leaves and flowers are not ideal. If you have any special watercolour or handmade paper you have spare, please feel free to bring along.

There will be an additional course for payable to Margaret on the day of £20 which will include your pre mordanted silk scarves, a range of paper, Latex free gloves (medium size)  plus all the equipment and materials for printing. If you prefer smaller or larger gloves please bring your own.

 

About the Artist

Margaret has 35 years experience in education and totally enjoys the sharing of her expertise and knowledge. Since retiring she has been a textile artist exhibiting with several groups in the Northern West. Her work currently allows her to combine her love of nature, textile art and the alchemy of botanical printing. www.inspiredtextiles.blogspot.com  Instagram@inspired_textiles

Workshop Date Book
Sat 8th June 2019 9:30 am
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria