Tune into the beauty of the natural world in this eco-printing workshop! Eco-printing is the method of transferring a plant's colors onto fabric using heat and water. Guests will learn to create prints and dyes from natural materials such as flowers, leaves, walnuts, mushrooms, onion skins, avocado pits, and more. They’ll learn about the eco-printing process, origins, and the benefits of natural dyes compared to synthetic dyes. Guests will make their own eco-printed scarf or bandana made of silk or wool cloth, and gain the know-how to make more eco-print art at home.
Optional workshop addition: Go on a nature walk with our guide in a local park or forest to learn about and collect your very own natural materials for dyeing and printing.
This class includes:
- A selection of flowers, leaves, and botanical matter
- Silk or wool bandanas and scarves
- Twine and all other dyeing materials needed
- Chairs and tables set up