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      September 21, 2019

      Saturday  10:30 AM

      Grange Court , Apperley Lane, Rawdon
      Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 7EZ

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      Eco Printing using leaves.

      One Day Workshop - The artist CarolAnn will guide you through the process of nature-based printing by demonstrating mordanting and steaming involved of the fabric. The process is unpredictable and results in a subtle colour palette suggestive of alchemy and traditional fabric staining. You will experiment wrapping leaf collections into bundles, producing a series of samples using cotton and paper. Please bring along a good selection of leaves -  suggest selecting fallen leaves on the ground; oak, birch, chestnut, brambles, smoke leaves (and also Onion Skins!) and also hydrangeas.  Waxy leaves and flowers are not recommended for eco dying. Fabric will be provided which is specifically prepared for dying. If you wish to bring any of your own fabrics, it is important that your fabrics are scoured prior to the workshop to remove the chemicals. If you are thinking of bringing your own fabrics, please contact me directly to find out the method of treating your fabric. This workshop is suitable for those with no prior knowledge of textiles or dyeing techniques.  Please note: Clothing is at risk of staining so please dress appropriately and bring an apron and rubber gloves with you.  If you have any queries at all please email me

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