Botanical Print Workshop in Texas and Virginia
******3.14.2020...THE MARCH 28-29th TEXAS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS. A new date in for fall 2020 will be published soon.
*******4.18.2020...The Virginia Workshop will be rescheduled for later in the summer....stay tuned*
*June 27-28th 15 minutes from LEXINGTON, Virginia
Times: Saturday 10am- 5p
Sunday 9am- 3pm
Locations: I will relay address once registration is received.
Cost: $255 which includes all materials, handouts and a simple lunch each day.
Class size: 6 participants
This is a jammed packed workshop that will explore botanical printing both by the simmering method and the steaming method along with using natural dye blankets to enrich the colors obtained from the leaves themselves. We will explore how to prepare both cellulose and protein fibers for printing and have an overview of natural dyes and how to create and use natural dye blankets. There will be handouts and resources provided.
To practice folding techniques for larger botanical print pieces and clothing, we will dive into (a shallow dive) Shibori folding and dyeing with indigo.
There will be lecture, demonstrations and hands on practice during class.
By the end of the weekend you will go home with the knowledge, and hopefully the confidence, to create beautiful botanical prints at home along with 2 shibori tea towels, 2 silk scarves and the wool yardage you created in class .
Prior knowledge of botanical printing and natural dyes is helpful but not required. Please note that there will be a significant amount of standing during the weekend.