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Ecoprinting with Teach Peace Prints
June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$100
Exploring the Magic of Natural Color: An Introduction to Eco Printing for Adults
Hidden color exists all around us, waiting to be transformed into works of art. Have you ever wondered how to utilize local plant species and food compost in a sustainable, creative way? In this hands-on, one day workshop at Osamequin Farm, dive into the realm of natural printmaking and dyeing processes with Katama Murray of Teach Peace Prints. Eco printing is the process of bundling and steaming plants and food waste onto either fabric or paper, allowing the natural pigments to transfer to the prepared material. All of the colors, shapes, and textures come from the materials themselves and bond with the fiber, leaving synthetic colors out of the equation that are harmful to both ourselves and the environment.
Participants will develop a basic understanding of sustainable foraging, bundling and fabric preparation techniques, as well as ways in which we as stewards of the earth can bring plant spirits to life in the form of cloth and fiber. The process of mordanting will be covered briefly, and further details will be printed and sent home with you. This meditative process yields different results each time, and is a great opportunity to let go while collaborating with nature. Eco printing offers unique variations and a world of possibilities that allow for full exploration.
Create beautiful, one of a kind pieces that can be admired forever, while taking time to slow down and appreciate the richness and diversity of color dwelling alongside us. All materials will be provided including a variety of fabrics, paper and natural materials to print on. Participants will bring home a cotton bandana, silk scarf, fabric samples, printed papers and information to help you continue printing at home. Bringing your own found plants, flowers and food waste is also encouraged. Masks and social distancing are required.