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Introduction to botanical [“eco”] printing

Silk scarf printed with onion skins

Duration: 6 hours, 10.30pm - 4.30pm

Price: £70

Book with: Maggie Pearson
at By Maggie .. Naturally

Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park
L17 1AP

Course Start Dates

Sunday 9th February 2020

About the Course

A fascinating introduction to Botanical, or “Eco” Printing at the magical Grade II listed Palm House in Sefton Park, in South Liverpool. The course will be led by Maggie Pearson, a Liverpool-based textile artist, who designs and makes unique textiles and papers, printing them naturally with plants which are bound tightly with natural fibres [silk, wool, cotton, paper] and simmered in a dye bath or steamed over hot water to extract the plant pigments and produce a print.

You will have the chance to print a silk scarf, a stack of paper prints and one other item in a wonderfully restful and historical setting.

You can bring your own lunch or buy it at the Palm House cafe.

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What's included in the price?

All course materials, tea and coffee on arrival.

Want to review this course?

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.

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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!

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.

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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 😊

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.

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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

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.

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Response from By Maggie .. Naturally:

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

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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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