Living Colour is a journey into various techniques of eco-printing on cotton. Complete beginners are welcome as you will be guided through each step of my particular method. But this course is also suitable for any eco-printers who struggle to get good results on plant-based fibres. This ecourse shares all of the tricks and knowledge about eco-printing on cotton that I have spent 7 years developing, through endless experiments, failures and surprises. I want to help you have success sooner.
You will learn about:
- choosing and preparing plant-based fabric
- using fresh, soaked and dry leaves
- making and using iron and alum mordants
- making and using soy milk binders
- different folding and rolling techniques
- dye blankets and iron blankets
- combining eco-print and shibori methods
- cooking in plain water and dyebaths
Playing with different combinations of each of these variables will allow you to produce an exciting range of results. You will be able to create your own wardrobe of living colour, naturally dyed with the plants of your place.
You can join this course at any time, and you will have ongoing access to all course materials so you can work through it at your own pace.
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Week 0: Preparation
Getting situated and preparing to eco-print
Week 1: Shibori Wool Bundles
Playing with wool while we wait for our mordants and leaves to be ready
Week 2: Mordanting and Testing
Testing our mordants and leaves with some small samples
Week 3: Rolled Bundles
Eco-printing on some cotton clothing and fabric
Week 4: Soy Binder
Experimenting with a different way of preparing cotton, plus using fresh leaves AVAILABLE JULY 22
Week 5: Folded Bundles
Exploring different bundling methods, with some more shibori AVAILABLE JULY 29
Week 6: Combining Mordants
Wrapping things up with a few more variations AVAILABLE AUGUST 5