Botanical Contact [“Eco”] Printing: An Introduction

Silk scarf printed with onion skins


What could be a better end to a busy day than a fascinating and relaxing evening learning how to create beautiful prints with nature in the magical Palm House in Sefton Park, Liverpool?

Guided by Maggie Pearson, an experienced Liverpool-based botanical printer and teacher. you will create a beautiful silk scarf by printing with onion skins, and print a tuning stack of paper prints with local leaves. You will learn the principles and practice of the captivating art of botanical contact ["eco"] printing as you go.

This course will give you an excellent grounding to underpin further learning in Maggie's more advanced workshops on August 10th and 17th 2021.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All course materials. Car parking. Tea and coffee.


Maggie Pearson at By Maggie .. Naturally


Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park
L17 1AP

Suitable for

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


4 hours (5:00pm to 9:00pm)

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In-person course
Gillian Chamberlain - - #28233

This was a fabulous day with Maggie.
All the processes were clearly explained and questions expertly answered.
The workshop was delivered in a relaxed and encouraging way and was an ideal introduction to “Eco” printing.
The results given by the onion skins on the silk scarves were lovely.
Would like to book another to develop my knowledge of the subject.
Highly recommended

Response from By Maggie .. Naturally:

Thank you, Gillian, for your very positive review. I'm really glad that you got so much out of the day. I hope that you'll book onto one of my follow-up courses.. I'll keep you updated about them as promised. Enjoy experimenting.. I'm sure you will! Best wishes, Maggie

In-person course
Sandra Fawcett - - #27205

I really loved the course. Maggie explained the processes really well. It was great to gather the leaves for our work from the beautiful grounds at Speke and then to go back and roll them on a piece of silk round a copper tube and boil them to make a beautiful scarf (beginner’s luck!). I travelled from London with two friends to do the course and it was well worth the trip.

Response from By Maggie .. Naturally:

Sandra, thank you very much. Im glad you had such a great weekend.. your scarf was beautiful. come back with your chums for another weekend sometime, for the Improvers Course!

In-person course
Melina - - #25750

Excellent course with a very friendly instructor with years of experience who is so happy to share her knowledge with each participant. Great fun too! I love my new scarf--and sharing the story of how I made it.

Response from By Maggie .. Naturally:

Thank you Melina. It was a real pleasure to work with you, and see how you brought your own artistic practice to bear on the workshop and the creation of your glorious scarf. Best wishes Maggie 😊

In-person course
Patricia Mcbride - - #23903

A lovely evening in a beautiful setting.
The course was very good and well organised. Maggie explained and demonstrated the methods clearly and methodically. I love the scarf I made and I’m planning to frame some of my leaf prints on paper. I am keen to develop what I learned. Thank you Maggie.

Response from By Maggie .. Naturally:

Thank you Pat. So glad you enjoyed it and decided to keep the scarf for yourself. Your paper prints are wonderful. xx

In-person course
Diana - - #23790

Really enjoyed this introduction to botanical printing in the absolutely beautiful setting of the Palm House. The processes used were explained clearly and although this was quite a short workshop we were able to produce not just a very pretty silk scarf but a whole bundle of paper prints suitable for making into cards or framing.

Response from By Maggie .. Naturally:

Thank you Diana. Really delighted that you enjoyed it so much. Maggie

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