Botanical ecoprinting: colour with summer leaves [two day workshop]



What better way to spend a summer weekend than learning about natural dyes and botanical eco printing in a relaxing and inspiring workshop at my home in south Liverpool and its well stocked garden. Building on your knowledge of the principles and practice of botanical contact ['eco'] printing, you will explore the printing potential of different summer leaves, and ways to enhance the definition and colour of your leaves and prints. Whilst having fun in a small group and relaxing environment, you will learn about differences between leaves and why they differ in their ability to make prints. Having printed some samples with different leaves and natural dyes, you will spend the second day printing your fabric of your own choice [your own, or purchased at the workshop if you wish] with the dyes of your choice. You will also print at least one stack of papers in a dye bath [and more on the second day, if you wish]. The small group of five participants maximum enables learning to be tailored to individuals' prior experience and allows plenty of time for discussion. Normally, a workshop needs a minimum of three participants to run. People who've been on my workshops have said: "Thanks again for a brilliant workshop on Tuesday. My head is buzzing with future projects." [Susan] "Thank you very much for a great day and for all you do to help us to produce some lovely prints. Thanks too, for the lovely lunch and your hospitality throughout the day. I thoroughly enjoyed it." [Chris] PLEASE NOTE: I can recommend overnight accomodation, if required.

What's included in the price?

Workshop fee includes all mordants and dyes and some fully prepared materials [worth £40]. Tea, coffee and other refreshments are provided all day. A light vegetarian lunch will be provided each day. If you prefer, you may bring your own lunch. A vegan lunch can be provided if required. You will be strongly advised to bring your own scoured fabric for the second day [details will be given after booking], or you may purchase prepared fabric from me if preferred. Car parking is free.


12 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



By Maggie .. Naturally

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Maggie Pearson’s sustainable textile art is inspired by, and explores, the natural environment. She creates wearable and household textiles, printed papers and wall art with natural fibres. Maggie’s unique textiles and papers are individually designed and printed with natural processes, by steaming or simmering locally grown leaves and flowers with natural fibres and dyes. Maggie loves to spread the joy of botanical eco printing by running workshops. She takes commissions and will run workshops for your group.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Intermediate level
  • Hen dos
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Prior experience is preferable and highly desirable, but if you have some experience of other printing methods, and are prepared to learn quickly, then you will be able to follow this course.

Yes. some fully prepared fabric will be provided within the Workshop fee for the first day.

You will be encouraged to bring your own scoured fabric [details will be given after booking] for use on the second day or you may purchase additional prepared fabric from me if preferred.

A light vegetarian lunch will be provided, and a vegan lunch can be provided on request.

You are very welcome to bring your own lunch if you prefer.

A List of Requirements will be sent to you soon after your book the course. You will not need to bring any specialist items.. the list just includes every day items which you will already have, such as an apron/protective clothing, protective gloves.


Near Liverpool Cricket Ground, Aigburth Road, LIVERPOOL, Merseyside, L19 0PR