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Eco-printing ecourses and ebooks by Louise Upshall

Welcome. I’m Louise, an artist and eco-printer living in the Blue Mountains of Australia.

I love teaching my methods of eco-printing, to help you get bright, clear prints more easily and joyfully.

I run workshops, teach online and I’m the author of several eco-printing ebooks about cotton, paper and leaves.

Through my ebooks and ecourses, you can learn to create your own wardrobe of living colour, using the natural dyes in plants.

New! Leaf and String

My new ecourse is all about combining eco-printing and shibori techniques, in wild and wacky ways. Find out more or enrol here.

The Iso Dye Club

I created this course during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, when so many of us were in isolation and lockdown. It was a way to connect with other makers and with the healing powers of nature and creativity. The live course has finished but you are still welcome to join us. The focus is on making do with what we have. Simple methods and simple materials. Click here to find out more.

Eco-printing ecourses

I have four more ecourses, which cover a range of mordants and binders, fabrics, leaves and natural dyes. Perfect for beginners or for anyone who wants to go a bit deeper with their eco-printing practise. Do an individual ecourse module, or buy all four in my Living Colour ecourse bundle.

“Louise’s course was my introduction to eco-printing and I’m so glad I did it! She carefully and clearly explained everything from the beginning and was hugely generous with her time and knowledge in answering questions and providing feedback. A whole range of basic skills and approaches were covered, and she’s given me the perfect springboard to carry on my eco-printing journey. Thanks so much Louise!”

– Kat Szabo

“Very well structured eco dyeing course. Excellent videos that clearly demonstrate techniques and processes. I particularly found the tips about folding differently shaped garments useful. Louise is a generous, responsive and encouraging instructor. The course is very good value and provides virtually endless learning experiences and the chance to experiment and get feedback and comments from others doing it.”

– Kathy Little

Each ecourse includes:

A hand lifting leaves off a cotton top to reveal the eco-prints underneath

Eco-printing ebooks

I have also written 3 ebooks about eco-printing on paper and cotton. Perfect for beginners or for anyone who learns best from reading. Buy an individual ebook,, or get all four in ebook bundle.

I hope you will be able to join our lovely community of eco-printers. I’d be delighted to help you to connect with plants and create beautiful, naturally dyed fabric and paper. And if you have any questions, please click here to contact me.