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Intro to Ecoprinting in Historic Shelburne

  • Art Studio 138 138 Water Street Shelburne, NS, B0T 1W0 Canada (map)

Workshops will be held in historic Shelburne, Nova Scotia, in collaboration with Studio 138.

Intro to Ecoprinting

A collaboration between Mamie’s Schoolhouse & Studio 138: 3 days of ecological fibre arts workshops in historic Shelburne

Techniques for transferring natural plant pigments directly onto fabric, along with the shape and surface details of plant parts, are growing in popularity.

Often referred to as 'contact prints', 'leaf prints', 'botanical prints', or 'ecoprints', this is a very fun and rewarding approach to surface design with natural dyes. No artificial inks or dyes are used in this process, only those extracted from plants.

Students Will Take Home:

  • printed samples for use in other crafts and/or as a reference library of techniques

  • a printed silk scarf created by the student based on learnings from their sample experiments

  • dye records showing the key variables in achieving successful results

  • skills to further explore the magic of ecoprinting

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