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Autumn eco printing (on paper) - abitmoreink workshop, Saltaire

Concertina artist books created using a cochineal and a logwood dye bath

Duration: one day (10am - 4pm)

Price: £60

Book with: Sue and Isobel
at abitmoreink

The Craft House
101 Saltaire Road
West Yorkshire
BD18 3HD

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About the Course

Join eco-printing artists Issy Denton and Sue Ripley for a full day of eco-printing and create beautiful prints, colours and textures on paper from the foliage of locally-gathered plants and trees.
During this session you will be using two different eco-printing processes - a steam and a natural dye bath simmer - the processing techniques both offer exciting, but very different, colour results.
The day also includes a local walk, where you will have time to forage and gather your own selection of plants and leaves for the eco-print "bundle" you will create in the afternoon.
Note: Please check the weather on the day of the workshop and please dress accordingly, making sure you wear comfortable walking shoes. Please advise us when booking of any mobility issues, so we can adapt the workshop accordingly.
This very hands-on workshop will allow time to create a minimum of two exciting concertina eco-print "bundles", using two different processing techniques and various leaf and foliage combinations.
Only natural dyes and non-toxic mordants are used in all of the processes.
This workshop will provide you with the basic knowledge of the process of eco-printing on to paper and allows you to leave with the confidence to continue experimenting at home.

About your tutors
Sue and Issy are artists and tutors with a specialist background in textiles, print-making and costume. They have numerous years of experience in creating and running practical-based workshops extensively within universities, schools and craft groups.

After booking and prior to the event, you will be sent a complimentary list of plants and leaves to consider if you wish to bring some of your own foliage for further experimentation during the class.

During the event you will also receive a handout giving you plenty of guidance should you wish to continue with the process at home.
This workshop will be creative, fun and messy!
Skill level: Suitable for beginners.
Please book this workshop direct with The Craft House, see 'View website' above.

Please note that 'abitmoreink' run workshops at different times and locations around Yorkshire and can also be booked for groups or events.

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If you have any questions please email using the Contact form above,

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks and biscuits and drinks/biscuits provided throughout the day

All materials including -
*natural dyes and inks
*watercolour paper
*variety of foliage

Want to review this course?

Great day.
Sue and Isobel had prepared really well - everything we needed (including plenty of plant material) was available, they had lots of examples to inspire us and the pre-joining information was helpful.
Their teaching style is relaxed and friendly, there's a good balance between instruction and encouragement to try different things and they keep to time well.
We produced some very pleasing results.
The only thing extra I would have liked was a "reminder" sheet of the processes and materials to take away and use in addition to my own notes and photos.

- - #24868

I attended this course in Leeds recently and thoroughly enjoyed it! Issy and Sue were friendly, helpful and informative, and I learnt a lot. The process is so enjoyable, and it's really fun to unwrap your prints and see how they've turned out!

- - #24465

A really interesting process which gives pleasing results to a complete newcomer. Very well taught and great fun.

- - #24444

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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