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Ecoprint workshop - a magical exploration in leaf dyeing

Duration: 2 day

Price: £130

Run by: Amanda Duke
at Amanda Duke Make Art

Morlands Farm,
Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
near Henfield,
West Sussex,

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About the Course

Eco-print dyeing is a fascinating way of printing onto fabric. You will use flowers and leaves from the prairie garden, in a contact printing method that allows them to transfer their colour, texture and patterns. You will be fascinated by the effects and results you can get from a range of plants. This course is an exploration into the surprising and exciting effects that can be achieved just by wrapping plants in cloth. It is vital that you book two days for this course.

Day 1 You will create up to 6 dye bundles and after steaming and simmering you will leave them to dry naturally for a week. The plants will transfer their colour to the fabric and paper in the pot but will continue to mature over the week. If time permits you will also experiment with some cotton rag paper.

Day 2
Enjoy unwrapping your fabric bundles and swoon over each other’s samples. Learn more about how to prepare your fabric for the dye process, pre/post-mordanting and after baths for altering the colours you have created. Make some more samples and also experiment with some post mordant after baths to see what extra magic happens.

If you would like to book this course please email Amanda by email via 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?

Relaxed and informal yet busy and productive. Take a break whenever you wish and there will be a lunch breat at 12.00 for 30 minutes. From 2pm you are welcome to relax in the garden (without the usual entrance fee) and enjoy the gorgeous cakes in the Prairie Garden café.

Other notes: Amanda has found in the past that students have very different rates of productivity when preparing and dyeing their samples. You will work to your own comfort speed. All dye stuffs will be supplied but there will be a charge for pre-mordanted fabric to use on the day. Just let me know when you email me.

The price listed above is for two days. Early booking before 1st May 2019 is discounted to £120.

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Course Start Dates

Monday 22nd July 2019
Wednesday 24th July 2019
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