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Saturday March 27th to Sunday March 28th
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'Eco dye printing'
Sue Pearl
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Saturday 27th March to Sunday 28th March

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. The fabric that is used is either a fine Haboti silk or a very fine merino weave. The colours are fast and a gentle hand wash is all that is needed to keep the scarf looking beautiful. Each scarf is unique in its colour and pattern.
A materials cost of £20 to cover fabrics and dyeing equipment per student. There will be silk scarf blanks and fine merino to purchase if wanted.
lino 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 weekend £ 118
Non Refundable Deposit £ 75.