Ecoprint DyEing Class

PLESE NOTE THESE ARE THREE DIFFERENT CLASSES
Intro to Ecoprint Dyeing Class
Friday, September 3, 2021
Discoveries in Ecoprint
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021 – FULL
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Ecoprinting Clothing
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Discoveries in Ecoprint Class

Discoveries in Ecoprint Class – In this class we will dive a little deeper into different materials and effects you can achieve and use with ecoprint. Learn to dye 2 silk scarves (chiffon and satin), a long linen scarf as well as two cotton tea towels. Learn about the different mordants and preparation for each type of fabric. We will also experiment with dyed ‘blankets’ that will dye the material around the leaf prints. While our creations are steaming, we will enjoy a yummy farm to table style lunch, then take a walk in the woods and learn to identify different trees by their bark and leaves and discus how they print during the ecoprint process.

For some details on how ecoprint works, please see the description below about the INTRODUCTION to ECOPRINT class. Please note that due to material costs involved with the Discoveries in Ecoprint Class. The Class fees is $150. To register or get more information, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and indicate your interest in the DISCOVERIES in ECOPRINT class.

Introduction to Ecoprint Class

Eco printing is that place where natural dyeing, creativity, art and surprise all come together in a single location. Learn how to capture the beauty of natural plant material on silk and wool. We will explore and discuss multiple techniques for printing on silk and wool with local and regional plant material.

All materials are provided but we encourage you to bring some local plant material such as oak, pecan, sumac, maple and chestnut leaves, or anything else in your yard you are curious to see if it will print. We will have plenty for everyone even if you do not bring anything.

We begin the morning with homemade sweet breads, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy, farm to table, cozy affair!

ECOPRINTING CLOTHING

We learn to ecoprint on larger items in this class as well as learning the different mordants needed for different natural fabrics. You will ecoprint four larger items such as a tunic, shirt, dress or skirt. We will supply a list of places you can purchase linen or cotten blanks to be dyed, or you can choose to dye something you already have in your closet as long as it is a natural fiber fabric (either protein or cellulose, no synthetics) and is a light color, it will work. Once you purchase/know what you are dying, you will either need to bring the pieces to me to pre-pre-mordant or I will give you instructions on how to pre-mordant your items before the class. Some mordants take a full week to cure, so it is important that you find/purchase your pieces well in advance. Photos coming soon!

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 15 years.

All levels welcome for all three classes.
Class Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Class Fee INTO to Ecoprint: $99.00 each
Class Fee DISCOVERIES in ECOPRINT: $150
Class Fee ECOPRINT CLOTHING: $99 plus cost of clothing blanks (personal choice)

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host these classes.

Class Dates
ntro to Ecoprint Dyeing Class
Friday, September 3, 2021

Discoveries in Ecoprint
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021 – FULL
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Ecoprinting Clothing
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Click here to view some of LMA/Lardworks Studio Lunch Recipes

To register or find out more information about this class, please fill out the form below.

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