Eco Printing April 19, 2023
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
The basic principle of eco printing is that various leaves and plant materials (fresh or dried) possess tannins that have the innate ability to print
permanent color onto fabric fibers when combined with the proper technique, and procedure. Eco printing is directly related to the art of dyeing
with natural plant materials. The process usually involves some form of heat and pressure to create a distinctive print.
Historically, the dyeing of fabric with natural plant material has been around since 100 A.D. Applying heat to a vessel of dye and submerging the textile
is simple, however, the retention of the color through time and laundering is a challenge.
Lately, sustainable art forms have become very popular. We can make the process experimental and creative using natural sources of dye.
We believe designing in sustainable ways will impact the entire world. Hopefully one day, this will be a reality and the norm and it will help protect
future generations and the environment. At this workshop, we will make a scarf using an eco print of leaves and flowers.
So join us for a fun evening!
$50 Members, $55 Non-members