Duration: One day (9.30am -4.30pm)
at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Cycle Cafe)
About the Course
Also referred to as Eco Printing, spend a fascinating day with Margaret Steeden learning how to create beautiful prints from leaves and seeds on both fabric and paper and make a beautiful printed silk scarf.
Botanical contact printing uses nothing other than leaves, fabric or paper and heat. The heat encourages the tannins in the leaves to print on to the chosen substrate. The serendipitous nature of the technique never fails to amaze. This course is suitable for all abilities who are interested in a way of extracting colours from vegetation, as well as mixed Media and Textile artists who wish to produce unique substrates for their work. Margaret will lead you through choosing suitable leaves, the preparation of your fabric/paper and leaves and finally the techniques needed to produce a unique, one off silk scarf along with paper samples throughout the day.
Margaret will also bring along some additional resources for sale to help you on your way when following up this session.
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 : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside on the Tea Lawn as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made cream tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
There will be an additional materials charge of between £15 and £40 depending on the design you choose and will include all wools, design printed linen, stitch instructions, along with a CD of images for students to take away and to complete their design.
An embroidery frame will be available to borrow.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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