Shed 76 1/2 is welcoming Fiona Balding in 2021, 28th and 29th August for a 2 day workshop exploring Eco Printing. Ecoprinting – exploring the magic and alchemy. Ecoprinting is a magical 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 unique ecoprints. It is suitable for beginners, who are keen to achieve clear defined prints that could be used in many varied textile projects. We will create many samples, using a variety of different fabrics and techniques. All the fabrics and papers you need will be provided As part of the workshop we will also consider what equipment you need to start ecoprinting at home, simple mordanting techniques, where to source fabrics, supplies and equipment. Fiona will also give you a wealth of ideas to make with your beautiful unique prints. There will also be the opportunity of making a lampshade, a silk scarf and a variety of cards and booklets.
The workshop will run 10-4 on both days at Shed 76 1/2 in Brighouse HD6 3EL
Requirements list An old towel A ball of string A pair of scissors A selection of leaves – these are good for ecoprinting, oak, chestnut, rose, bramble, hardy geranium, eucalyptus, cotinus, sage, fennel, acers and maples. Cutting equipment board, ruler, knife.
Card blanks – if you want to make some greeting cards with your papers. The Works have 30 for £3
Optional extras: Lampshades kits - £8.50
Silk scarves - £6
Wear ‘old’ clothes or have apron or overall
Email Anne if you would like to be put on the reserve list if all places have gone.
Fiona Balding - 2 days Eco Printing 28th and 29th August 2021May 2021
If you cancel the place at least 1 month before the date of the course you will receive a refund, but £10 admin fee will be kept for all cancellations.
If within 1 month of the date I will only be able to give refund if I can fill the place.
If I cancel the course a full refund or alternative date will be offered.