ONLINE | Botanical Expressions - Eco-Printing on Fabric and Paper ~ LIVE group container- Tuesdays

ONLINE | Botanical Expressions - Eco-Printing on Fabric and Paper ~ LIVE group container- Tuesdays

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Group 2 - Limited to 8 participants 

Zoom calls at 11.00am AEST on Tuesdays. The dates are indicated below. 

This online course has been created as a sister course to our in-person introductory course in eco-printing. It’s here for those who have been unable to attend our in-person workshops.

During this course you will gather an understanding of the foundations of eco-printing, creating your own eco-printed pieces of fabric, paper as well as opportunities to add prints to fabric items you have lying around or collected as well as refresh old clothes, or printing on garments and shawls.

This course has been cultivated with lessons to explore and enrichen your connection with eco-printing and plants, your local surrounds as well as with the wider online community. It’s a slow, simple, and sensory approach to natural dyeing and eco-printing practices.

This course is suited for beginners who are curious about this artform and/or who have already been exploring eco-printing but are looking to expand their knowledge. Intermediate and advanced natural dyers and eco-printers are also welcomed if you want to join in with the online container and experience potential different techniques.

We will be exploring cellulose fabrics such as cotton, hemp and bamboo as well as paper and protein-based fabrics (silk and wool). 

You will be added to the Facebook group when you sign up. I’m all about value, sharing and cultivating connection amongst the community so I’ll be popping into the Facebook group to share content and respond to your questions.  

The course runs over 5 weeks with 4 calls in total.

  • August 23rd 11am - 1pm - Welcome and a  2-week introductory module that is a PDF with all the materials you need to gather and the preparations. There is alot in this module so 2 weeks is allowed for the gathering and preparation and processes after our call.
  • September 6th 11am - 12.30pm During this call will cover how to botanical print paper and various fabric samples to gather an understanding of how each different material needs to be prepared, treated, and printed upon. 
  • September 13th 11am -12.30pm During this call we will cover how to botanical print on a shawl or on a garment. Each partisipant will be able to share their project and recieve specific guidance. 
  • September 20th 11am -12.30pm The results and closing.

All content is LIVE via zoom and recorded to be sent via email after the class with notes you can print out, Lifetime availability. 

Content to be Explored:

Introductory 2 week module. Much of this content will be revisited in the following weeks.

  • Equipment required.
  • Pre-stages of fabric and paper selection and preparation.
  • Binders, how to prepare and use.
  • Mordants, how to prepare and use.
  • How to test, gather and prepare leaf and organic matter.
  • Ethics of wild-harvesting

Rest of the course

  • Dyeing - Bundle methods, folding methods, trying different ways.
  • Drying, washing and caring for eco-printed works.
  • How to save on water and other resources.
  • Material and process safety.
  • Troubleshooting also via facebook.

Cost: $190

Afterpay available on all payments. 

I am currently building the content for future intermediate and advanced natural dyeing, eco-printing, botanical inks and much more . These will have both in-person and online options. So there will be more in the future to deepen your learnings, as well as support in the online Facebook group.