Did you know that leaves, flowers, seeds, roots, and bark leave behind a unique “signature” when exposed to water and heat? If you’ve ever wanted to explore the wonders of “eco printing”—the all-natural process of transferring plant and leaf images onto fabric—this entry-level workshop is for you!
Patricia Spangler has been natural dying and eco printing for a number of years. Join her as she explains the basics of eco printing and shows you how to lay out and design an eco print, bundle and process materials, and pre- and post-mordant fabric. As a final project, you will print your own silk scarf!
Patricia will provide silk for sampling, tannins, mordants, modifiers/facilitators, and (1) 14" x 72" 8mm silk scarf per student, but you may want to bring a variety of leaves and/or flowers and some well washed 100% silk fabrics or silk garments to print if time allows!
For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website.