Botanical Printing Workshops

I offer a range Workshops from fun, creative activities, to technical intensives and nature immersion creativity for healing and wellbeing.

Fundamentals of Botanical Printing: Principles and Properties

For those seeking technical knowledge, these intensive sessions are offered to provide foundation skills and technical understanding through two four hour sessions.

We work with a beautiful wool/silk blend (85/15) suiting. Your samples become a botanical record of the lessons and are large enough to make something with.

 

Numbers: Three places only per group.

Venue: Technical workshops are held at my home studio, The Natural Dyehouse, on Mount Chincogan, two minutes out of town from the Mullumbimby Post Office. Pick up and drop off at Mullumbimby transport hubs can be arranged.

Cost: $800 per person

All materials are provided. No experience is necessary. Teaching is responsive and tailored to student interests and experience. Light refreshments and snacks are provided.

While bundles are cooking we discuss topics of interest to students such as; ethical foraging, which plants give what, dye extraction from locally abundant lichens, making iron and copper water, alternative barriers, composition.

Session One: Creating samples to understand the elements, process and sequence.

  • Finding colour in the natural environment – properties of printable botanical materials
  • Textile selection and preparation
  • Critical elements for creating the leaf prints – principles of process sequencing
  • Making a good bundle

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Session Two: Consolidate learnings by creating an individual piece with guidance, as needed. Β 

  • Demonstrate understanding of the elements and process sequence required for a botanical contact print on textiles
  • Design considerations
  • Using composition to create 3D effects
  • Large format bundles
Examples of student work from Session 1.