This five-day course is designed to introduce you to a significant number of simple, deliberately low-tech, methods of transferring the intricate details of plants onto cotton and mixed-fibre fabrics.
21 May - 25 May 2018
Organised by:Jan's Studio
Tickets:Adult £380 Learn more
The venue is only open during courses or during advertised Open Studio days. All other visits are by appointment only.
This course is a comprehensive tour through some of the more interesting ways of using plant materials in the printing of textiles.
We will start the week by roaming around my one-acre garden, gathering up some plants to put through the mysterious process of eco-printing - a method of direct-transfer of the shapes and markings of plants to the cloth. This involves cooking up a witch's brew of plants and cloth which we leave to simmer all day, and leave to dry overnight, before revealing the exciting results later in the week.
After that, we will experiment with the techniques of tie-dyeing and shibori, in order to create exciting base cloths for the other techniques that we will explore during the week: block-printing, mon-printing and screen-printing. And, whenever the sun shines, we will do a spot of cyanotype (sun) printing too!
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