In this class, you will take flower, leaves, and other natural dyes and use them to make prints upon cloth. The eco-printing technique is particularly captivating as it provides a way to bring your garden with you everywhere you go!
There will be a collection of samples from the projects in The Modern Natural Dyer for you to see in person - including the Flowers at My Fingertips Sewing Kit and samples of colors from the book. You will leave this class with a eco-printed sock blank, which you can use to knit socks, a cowl, scarf, or anything you desire, as well as a practical foundation to starting your own eco-printing practice using The Modern Natural Dyer.
You will learn:
+ to print with flowers and leaves using The Modern Natural Dyer as reference
+ steps in the natural dyeing process to create long-lasting natural color
+ which plants contain dye, their identifying properties, and where they can be found
+ tips and tricks to printing with different types of plants
Each student will receive a Mapping Color Kit which includes:
+ one mordanted, fingering weight sock blank
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