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.
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
Although I do my own botanical printing, I wanted the chance to learn the processes properly as well as being within a friendly 'group' environment. I was also interested to find out how tannin works with iron to produce a range of effects. Maggie covers all the details, using her own examples that you can view first hand, plus she talks in detail about the methods used and also gives plenty of chance for any questions that you might want to ask.
It was a totally fascinating workshop and I learned so much. I made a beautiful scarf (which I have worn a lot!), I managed to use some of the leaves that I brought with me to the workshop, and, I also got to see how everyone else's work turned out, which was really helpful. A very enjoyable and useful workshop! :D
Response from By Maggie .. Naturally:Thanks very much Bev. I’m really glad that you felt you gained so much from the course, given your prior experience, and that it was a good experience. I look forward to seeing your future scarves. Maggie ☺️
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!
I loved this course and Maggie is a font of knowledge on botanical contact printing, we arrived with lots of questions and left with a wealth of ideas, new skills and beautiful scarves. I would recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in eco printing, although be warned as it is fascinating and could easily turn into a full time hobby. Thank you Maggie.
Response from By Maggie .. Naturally:Thank you Julie, for such a lovely review. I'm glad you got such a lot out of the course, and I look forward to planning workshop at your own venue n the near future.
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 😊
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
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