There are so many ways to apply plant matter to fabric: from creating extracts to paint or print with, to making dye baths to immerse your fabric in, natural dyes offer innumerable applications with which you have endless possibilities of colour, pattern and implied texture. Our Botanical Printing workshop is the perfect introductory workshop for people who are interested in this multi-faceted art form.
Botanical printing offers the maker the ability to create dynamic repeat patterns or wonderfully random arrangements of colour by directly applying plant matter to the surface of your fabric. Participants of this workshop will apply dye plants to silk using colour and design theory to guide them, as well as learn about mordants and their ability to prepare fabric for taking natural dyes and shifting colors. You will take home three silk scarves as well as one printed silk masterpiece stretched over canvas to hang on a wall.