Printing with leaves - An exploration craft

Printing with leaves - An exploration craft


At a Glance
- Create exciting textile designs
- Appreciate natural forms
- Learn a new craft

A day experimenting with the heat press and exploring its possibilities in textile design. After a demonstration of the process of sublimation printing you will prepare your own dye papers using disperse dyes, the painted papers are used to add colour and design to the plant material and other materials used for printing.

The morning will be spent preparing the materials for printing using the heat press and there will be demonstrations of the different uses of textures, colour and different materials, with lots of sample prints to inspire you!

After lunch, you will be printing onto a selection of fabrics using your leaves, grasses and dye papers to create some amazing designs.

What you will Gain
- An understanding of the heat press
- An understanding of the dye sublimation process
- Confidence in exploring a new technique and creating exciting designs

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Participants wear clothes they don't mind getting ink on or bring an apron or overalls.

Arrival and registration from 9.00 am. The course begins at 9.30 am and ends with afternoon tea at 4.00 pm.

The price includes materials, delicious two-course lunch, and refreshments.


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Painswick Old Road

Suitable for

  • Suitable for beginners


6½ hours (9:30am to 4:00pm)

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