Class Image Botanical Printing on Silk and Wool

Botanical Printing on Silk and Wool

Learn how to ecoprint on silk and wool naturally! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers using a water bath process. Students will learn techniques to create beautiful, natural designs with colors drawn directly from Nature on silk and wool. At the end of the day, students will take home their silk and wool ecoprinted samples and the knowledge to continue Ecoprinting from Nature's resources. Ecoprinting is a natural, sustainable art form.
Students should bring leaves from their area with emphasis on high tannin leaves such as oak, maples, rose, hickory, sumac and interesting weeds. Fun additional plants (usually store bought) are eucalyptus and colorful flat flowers such as daises. No thick plants.
SUPPLIES: $25.00 material fee: Covers all equipment (turkey roasters, dowels, twine, baskets, scissors, paper dowels, latex gloves, plastic) mordants, 1 silk scarf and 1 wool sample fabric, sheet of instructions payable to the instructor.