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'Eco-Print Dyeing'
Sue Pearl
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Thursday 30th July to Saturday 1st August

Eco-print dyeing is a fascinating way of printing onto fabric. Using flowers and leaves from gardens and countryside, this is a direct contact printing method that allows the flora and foliage to give up their colours and patterns. It is amazing the effects and results that the most mundane of plants can give. This is not vegetable dyeing but an art of the surprising and delighting effects that can be achieved just by wrapping plants in cloth and steaming the bundle. Experimentation is very important and you will leave with a labelled collection of samples on different fabrics using a variety of preparation mordents that will enable you to continue this craft at home.
A materials cost of £15 to cover fabrics and dyeing equipment per student. There will be silk and merino scarf blanks and mordents to purchase if wanted.
ecoprint SUE PEARL is a feltmaker and member of the International Feltmakers' Association since 1997. She has been dyeing textiles and fibres as part of her work since 1996 when she received a Diploma in weaving dyeing and spinning. Sue has developed her eco-print dyeing method since being inspired by India Flint, the botanical alchemist. She now teaches this method in craft schools across the country.


Course Cost for 3 days £ 141
Non Refundable Deposit £ 60.