All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Eco-Printing or Direct Contact Printing is the process of embedding botanical “stamps” directly from plant material. Working with natural elements such as leaves, blossoms, berries and metal, you will learn how to prepare fabric for natural dyes, which fabrics accept dye well, botanical dye plants, and how to extract the dye into the fabric. A full introduction to the process of "eco-printing" will be demonstrated. You will then use the knowledge of dye plants and process learned to create your own silk scarf, bandana and eco printed one page book. Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $335 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $40
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Kathleen Lang Metaxas has been instructing and creating in the mediums of printmaking, papermaking, and book arts for over 15 years. Having discovered eco-printing about 4 years ago – she has additionally been investigating the process involved with print on fabric and paper without ink - using only the dye from botanicals and metal. She has held classes and workshops in various venues including the Printmaking Center of NJ, Arts Council of Princeton, Grounds for Sculpture and the Hunterdon Art Museum. During the past year Kathleen has won awards for her eco-printing work. www.thewearablegarden.com