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CANCELLED – Natural Dye & Ecoprint- Day 2 – with Amanda Duke

Friday 11th September | 9:30am - 2:00pm

CANCELLED – Natural Dye & Ecoprint- Day 2 – with Amanda Duke
Day 1  Natural Dyeing-an introduction: Natural dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources – roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens. You will make a series of samples and document/record/label your findings. The aim will be to equip you with sufficient skills to get started at home should you wish to.
Day 2  Eco-print dyeing is a fascinating way of printing onto fabric. You will use flowers and leaves from the grounds in a contact printing method that allows them to transfer their colour, texture and patterns. The effects and results you can get from a range of plants is fascinating. This course is an exploration into the surprising and exciting effects that can be achieved by wrapping plants in cloth and processing the bundles through a simmer or steam process. You will make a few practise bundles before bundling a full-sized silk scarf.
This course includes materials that have been pre-prepped (scoured and mordanted) fabric and a silk scarf blank 180 x 45cm ready to print.
Book before 1st June pay total £155 (incl. £25 materials )
Book after 1st June pay total £165 (incl. £25 materials )
For further details and course booking contcat amandagduke@gmail.com

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