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What could be better than a relaxing summer day, learning about natural dyes and botanical eco printing in a relaxing and inspiring workshop at my home in south Liverpool and its well stocked garden. Guided by Maggie Pearson, an experienced botanical printer and teacher, you will learn the principles and practice of botanical contact ['eco'] printing, about leaves and their pigments, and how to unlock their potential to create beautiful botanical prints on fabric and on paper. Having printed some samples with different leaves on fabric, you will print a stack of papers, and then a final piece of silk [or linen if you prefer]. The small group of five participants maximum enables learning to be tailored to individuals' prior experience and allows plenty of time for discussion. Normally, a workshop needs a minimum of three participants to run. People who've been on my workshops have said: "Thanks again for a brilliant workshop on Tuesday. My head is buzzing with future projects." [Susan] "Thank you very much for a great day and for all you do to help us to produce some lovely prints. Thanks too, for the lovely lunch and your hospitality throughout the day. I thoroughly enjoyed it." [Chris] PLEASE NOTE: I can recommend overnight accommodation, if required.

What's included in the price?

All materials, fully prepared, value £30. Car parking is free. Tea and coffee provided all day, and a light vegetarian lunch, are included. [Vegan lunch provided on request].

Duration

6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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By Maggie .. Naturally

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Maggie Pearson’s sustainable textile art is inspired by, and explores, the natural environment. She creates wearable and household textiles, printed papers and wall art with natural fibres. Maggie’s unique textiles and papers are individually designed and printed with natural processes, by steaming or simmering locally grown leaves and flowers with natural fibres and dyes. Maggie loves to spread the joy of botanical eco printing by running workshops. She takes commissions and will run workshops for your group.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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FAQs

A light vegetarian lunch will be provided, and a vegan lunch can be provided on request.

You are very welcome to bring your own lunch if you prefer.

No. All materials required for the course will be provided, fully prepared, and are included in the course fee.

If you wish to bring some of your own fabric or paper to print, please contact Maggie to discuss this, as it will almost certainly require prior preparation.

Extra materials, fully prepared, can be purchased from Maggie at the workshop if required.

A List of Requirements will be sent to you soon after your book the course. You will not need to bring any specialist items.. the list just includes every day items which you will already have, such as an apron/protective clothing, protective gloves.

No. This course is designed for beginners, but those with prior experience will also find it useful to consolidate their learning and gain expert advice on any problems or disappointment they have encountered.

Venue

Near Liverpool Cricket Ground, Aigburth Road, LIVERPOOL, Merseyside, L19 0PR