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.
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.