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Ecoprint Naturally on Silk and Wool

Class Instructor: Theresa Brown- The Silk Thread

  • Ended
  • 135 US dollars
  • 3051 Leestown Rd

Service Description

Learn how to ecoprint on silk and wool naturally! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers using a water bath process. Students will learn techniques to create beautiful, natural designs with colors drawn directly from Nature on silk and wool. At the end of the day, students will take home their silk and wool ecoprinted samples and the knowledge to continue Ecoprinting from Nature's resources. Ecoprinting is a natural, sustainable art form. Class fee covers all equipment used (turkey roasters, dowels,twine, baskets, scissors, paper dowels, latex gloves, plastic) mordants, 1 silk scarf and 1 wool scarf, take home sheet of instructions. Students should bring leaves and plants from their area with emphasis on high tannin leaves such as oak, maples, rose, hickory, sumac and interesting weeds. Fun additional plants (usually store bought) are eucalyptus and colorful flowers such as carnations, gerber daises. No thick plants. 1 gallon water to use as weight. (can be filled at class) Before Class: Go into the yard, woods and fields and gather plants


Cancellation Policy

Each Workshop has a minimum and maximum number of students. If minimum is not reached two weeks before the scheduled event, the class is subject to cancellation. Once maximum is reached, the class will be closed and a waiting list will be generated. Further instructions for the workshop will be emailed to each student prior to the class. Workshop Refund Policy – no refunds within 5 days of event- except in cases of total event cancellation. 50% refund 15+ days prior to the event. Registrations are fully transferrable- contact sarabeth@kentuckysheepandfiber.com for more info on how to transfer a class registration.


Contact Details

  • 3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, 40511, USA

    sarabeth@kentuckysheepandfiber.com