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3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WORKSHOP

$ 520 usd
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Tue, Oct 29, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Thu, Oct 31, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT
Aya Fiber Studio, 170 NE Dixie Hwy, STUART, Florida, United States Map
3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WORKSHOP

Eco Printing is a process of using plants to dye and print on fiber through contact printing methods. Botanical Printing is the additional of using natural dyes for added color.

During our workshop’s; participants will explore the alchemy of water, plant materials, heat, and metal and finish the class with beautiful prints on natural fiber fabrics.

In these workshop's we will be creating samples and experimenting with different fibers. We will be using natural plant materials gathered near my Florida home or brought with you from your garden. I will show you processes that have worked well for me and the equipment and bundling techniques that are used.

Be prepared for the wonderful smells that can only come from eucalyptus, and other natural leaves and be open to the magic

The 3-Day workshop will cover:

  • THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR ECO-PRINTING
  • FABRIC SELECTIONS & PREP (PLEASE PRE SCOUR FABRICS PRIOR TO CLASS)
  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANTS FOR DYEING AND UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE TANNIN PLAYS
  • UNDERSTANDING THE PRINT PROCESS ON BOTH PROTEIN & CELLULOSE FIBERS
  • MORDANTING COTTON & LINEN FIBERS: we will discuss methods of mordanting cellulose fabrics
  • DIFFERENT METHODS OF PREPARING THE LEAVES FOR CONTACT PRINTING
  • DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES FOR LAYING OUT YOUR LEAVES
  • METHODS OF ROLLING, TYING AND COOKING BUNDLES
  • BUNDLING OVER SIZED FIBER AND CLOTHING
  • USING DYE BLANKETS TO GET BACKGROUND COLOR
  • INDIGO AND ECO PRINT

Class Time: 9:00 am-4:00pm

  • Class fee: $520: Can pay a deposit and balance will be due 30 days prior to class date
  • Materials fee: $45 payable day of class

MATERIALS LIST (click to open)

Class size is limited to 10 students. Enroll early, this workshop tends to fill quickly.



YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN AN INTRO CLASS BEFORE TAKING THIS CLASS OR HAVING A KNOWLEDGE OF MORDANTS


Relevant Feedback

Araceli Apr 5, 2024

I recently attended a workshop at Aya Fiber Studio and had an amazing time! The workshop was not only informative but also fun. I also met wonderful women and enjoyed great conversations. The atmosphere was welcoming, and I walked away with lots of knowledge. Additionally, the cost of the class is a great value based on everything you walk away with. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to learn and have a great time.

Workshop: 3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WORKSHOP
Nikki Apr 5, 2024

Amazing class, learned sooo much! Suzanne was wonderful and the group we were in class were all fun and helpful! Can’t wait to take another class in the future!!

Workshop: 3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WORKSHOP
Elisabeth Dec 15, 2023

I am very happy to have had an opportunity to take Suzanne Connor’s 3 Day Botanical Workshop. I learned a great deal and came away with many beautiful samples. Techniques were well explained and the hands on experience has given me more confidence to further my interest in this form of media My sister and two friends had such a good time, We enjoyed meeting and talking with the other students and we all benefited from shared ideas and results. I highly recommend this
course.

Workshop: 3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WORKSHOP
Susan Dec 14, 2023

Such a great experience. We had a nice group of artists. Mia has such an incredible work ethic. It will take her far. Suzanne is so knowledgeable and ready to share it all. Thank You.

Workshop: 3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WORKSHOP

Instructors

Suzanne Connors

Fiber Artist/ Educator

Contact us

Location

Aya Fiber Studio, 170 NE Dixie Hwy, STUART, Florida, United States

Classifications

Categories
  • Stuart Studio
  • Natural Dyes
  • Eco Print
Levels
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced