Fiona Balding – Ecoprinting – exploring the magic and alchemy.
All Materials Included
Ecoprinting is a magical process that uses the natural tannins and dyes held within a plant to create some spectacular marks and prints on papers and fabric
This workshop is designed to develop all the skills and techniques you need to produce beautiful unique ecoprints.
It is suitable for beginners, who are keen to achieve clear defined prints that could be used in many varied textile projects.
We will create many samples, using a variety of different fabrics and techniques. All the fabrics and papers you need will be provided
As part of the workshop we will also consider what equipment you need to start ecoprinting at home, simple mordanting techniques, where to source fabrics, supplies and equipment.
Fiona will also give you a wealth of ideas to make with your beautiful unique prints. There will also be the opportunity of making a lampshade, a silk scarf and a variety of cards and booklets.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
What you will need to bring
An old towel
A ball of string
A pair of scissors
A selection of leaves – these are good for ecoprinting: oak, chestnut, rose, bramble, hardy geranium, eucalyptus, cotinus, sage, fennel, acers and maples.
Card blanks – if you want to make some greeting cards with your papers. The Works have 30 for £3
Lampshades kits – £8.50
Silk scarves – £6
Wear ‘old’ clothes or have apron or overall