*CANCELLED* Discover the magic of eco printing with Fiona Balding
Eco printing is a fascinating process that uses the natural tannins and dyes held within a plant to create some spectacular marks and prints on papers and fabric.
This workshop is designed to develop all the skills and techniques you need to produce beautiful and unique eco prints.
It is suitable for beginners who are keen to achieve clear, defined prints that could be used in many varied textile projects.
We will consider what equipment you need to start eco printing at home. You will have a go at simple mordanting techniques and learn where you can source fabrics, equipment and supplies. You will create many samples, using a variety of different fabrics and techniques.
All the fabrics and papers you need will be provided – cost of £3.00 payable to Fiona on the day.
Ball of string – natural colour
Coloured ribbon to identify work
A few Rubber bands
An old towel
Thin rubber gloves (medical type are best so we can tie knots)
Notebook/pencil/camera/phone to record processes
Leaves – a selection of what you can find easily good ones are oak, chestnut, birch, hardy geranium, rose, bramble, eucalyptus, aquilegia – you don’t have to bring every variety.