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Ragfinery - Introduction to Eco-Printing

Textiles, Class/Workshop

Create vivid patterns on fabric using foliage and other elements from nature. This simple, eco-friendly dyeing technique uses a direct contact printing method, drawing out pigments from plants to make interesting and sometimes surprising designs on fabric. Transform plain silk scarves into beautifully printed, one-of-a-kind pieces. Participant Materials and Requirements: All materials provided. Optional: participants may wish to collect Autumn leaves and preserve them (dry or freeze) to experiment with various outcomes. Blackberry leaves, oak, maple, hydrangea, hazelnut, walnut, and red rose bush leaves are all know to produce beautiful results. Eucalyptus will be provided.