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Ecoprint Workshop with Caroline Nixon

Duration: 2 days, 10am - 40m

Price: £180

Run by: Peter and Kimberley Keegan
at The Courtyard Art Studio

01296 733200

The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
Middle Claydon
MK18 2EX

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About the Course

This workshop is designed to teach you all the techniques you need to produce clear and vivid prints from botanical materials on fabric. This is a contemporary adaptation of the ancient tradition of dyeing cloth with plant pigments. No dyes or inks are used, the colour comes directly from the leaves themselves, which we will gather from the beautiful gardens here at Claydon Estate.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners but will also be entirely relevant to those wishing to improve, especially those who are hoping to achieve clearer prints, richer colours, and greater technical knowledge. Your course fee includes entry to the gardens of Claydon Estate on both days.

Day 1

Today we will be making samples, using a variety of different fabrics and techniques. We will provide fabric samples, some of which will be mordanted ready for you. You will work with silk, wool and linen.

You will learn what equipment you need to start ecoprinting at home.

You will learn about mordants and mordant some fabric or a scarf, ready for day 2.

Day 2

You will spend the day putting your new skills to use, printing a silk scarf or a piece of fabric to sew at home.

We will also discuss how to source suitable fabrics including charity shop finds to upcycle.

Materials Fee:

There will be a materials fee of £10.00, to include fabric samples for day 1 , mordants and sundries. This is payable in cash to the tutor at the start of the course.

What to bring:

You will be provided with a detailed list of what to bring at least a month before the course.

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

What's included in the price?

Tea, Coffee, biscuits and cold refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided although The Phoenix Tea Rooms, just next door, provide an array of meals, light lunches and snacks. Alternatively, there is a fridge and microwave in the studio kitchen for you to use if you prefer to bring your own lunch.

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Caroline's workshop was very well organised and well structured for a range of ecoprinting experience levels. She is a very clear, but patient, tutor, always mindful of where a student is on their specific learning journey. She builds up the knowledge to be learnt in a straightforward and sequential way and is always positively responsive to questions. Best of all, she is great fun! I would (and do) thoroughly recommend her to new and experienced eco printers alike.

- - #19058

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 16th July 2019

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