What payment types are accepted?
The payment gateway is Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can use the guest checkout on Paypal to pay with Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover Network cards.
I can’t make an accepted password, help!
I know it is annoying, but unfortunately your password does need to include uppercase and lowercase letters, a number and a symbol such as !?$%&
How do I access the course after registering and paying?
Go to the Living Colour curriculum page and choose the lesson that you want to view. You will be taken to the learning portal and if you are logged in you will be able to see the lessons, and if not you will be directed to log in there.
What does this ecourse include?
There are 6 weeks of content, plus a preparation week. Each week includes several videos demonstrating a new process or technique. There are also extensive written notes to supplement your learning. Through our private Facebook group, you will be part of an online community of people eco-printing on cotton. It’s a place to ask questions, learn from each other and celebrate your successes. Doing this as part of a group will also hold you accountable and keep you excited about doing each step.
Do you cover a range of leaves?
The video demonstrations focus on my favourite leaves for eco-printing on cotton, including maple, rose, blackberry and eucalyptus. But the ecourse notes include a PDF of my ebook The Leaf Guide, which covers 25 different plants that you could try, including deciduous and evergreen species from around the world. I also guide you in how to choose and test additional plants that might have eco-printing potential.
Do the techniques you teach only work on cotton?
These eco-printing techniques will work on any plant-based fibre, including cotton, linen and hemp, as well as semi-synthetic/ viscose fabrics such as rayon. We will briefly explore eco-printing on wool in week one, with a method that can also be used for silk. The techniques will not work for petroleum based fibres like polyester.
I’ve already read your Gum Leaf Alchemy ebook or done a workshop with you. Will I still find the ecourse useful?
There will be some overlap in content. But there is definitely extra information about different mordants and binders, additional ways to fold bundles, and methods of combining eco-printing and shibori techniques on both wool and cotton. If you want to broaden your repertoire for cotton eco-printing, or if you are the type of person who learns best from watching something demonstrated, this ecourse will be useful for you.
Do I have to complete the ecourse within the 6 weeks?
No, you will have continual access to the course material for as long as this ecourse exists.
Is the ecourse self-paced?
In this initial launch period, the content will be released weekly. The information in Week 0 about how to prepare your mordants and leaves is currently available, then Week 1 will open on July 1, 2019; Week 2 on July 8 and so on. This is to encourage you to focus on one week of content at a time, and to not zoom ahead of the other students. But of course if you need longer the content will remain available to you and you can rewatch each lesson as often as you like. After the initial launch period, the ecourse will be self-paced and all content will be available on enrolment.