Skill Levels: All Levels
Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto fabric. In this 3 Day Eco Print workshop with Kathy Hays you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques. Silk and wool fabrics will be used as they have an affinity for plants and create fantastic prints. Emphasis will be placed on design elements, shaped resist and spontaneous surprises. In addition to learning these techniques you will also have the chance to print a silk top found in thrift store on the third day. A discussion of how to print and sew clothing will also be included. The techniques presented in this workshop are perfect for fiber artist, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters who are seeking a new medium for personal expression. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles. This workshop is designed to learn essentials to successfully carry out printing at home.
This workshop will fill quickly! To reserve your seat, student may pay in full online or call Sara DeLorenzo at (727) 298-3322 to make a $100 non-refundable deposit. Balance due by Monday, January 4th, 2016.
Material Fee. $20 to cover plant materials, mordants, solutions and supplies (Pay directly to instructor)
About the Instructor
Kathy Hays is a contemporary fiber artist using traditional textile processes as a springboard to create unique modern works. She encourages students to learn fundamentals, embrace discovery and enjoy process. Kathy has written two eBooks for making Seamless Felt Garments and has taught workshops nationally. Visit http://kathyhaysdesigns.com/eco-prints.html