This module of Living Colour guides you through different methods of eco-printing on fabric prepared with a soy milk binder. If you want to get brighter, longer lasting eco-prints on plant-based fabric, soy milk is the answer!
Each week I demonstrate a specific technique in a video lesson. There are also written notes and photos to supplement your learning.
You will learn about:
- Choosing and preparing cotton, linen and nylon
- Which leaves to eco-print with
- Making and using soy milk binders and iron mordants
- Making and using iron and dye blankets
- Cooking bundles in a dyebath
The techniques you learn can be mixed and matched to provide endless possible results.
You will have ongoing access to all course materials so you can work through it at your own pace and keep coming back for more inspiration.
This course is offered with variable pricing levels – read more under the ‘Variable Pricing’ tab, then choose a price with your heart.
Please note that all prices are in Australian Dollars. If you live outside Australia, head here to convert them into your currency before you decide which level to go with.
- Acknowledgement of Country
Week 1: Preparation
- Choosing fabric and clothing
- Preparing fabric with a soy milk binder
- Creating an iron mordant
- Materials list
Week 2: Shibori, dye baths and rust
- Understanding the effect of soy milk binders
- Project 1: A shibori and rust rolled bundle
- Aftercare: washing, drying and wearing eco-printed items
Week 3: Iron-dipped leaves on soy
- Substantive and mordant dyes
- Project 2: A simple rolled bundle with iron-dipped leaves
- Comparisons of plain and iron-dipped leaves on fabric prepared with soy milk
Week 4: Iron and dye blankets on soy
- Making iron blankets and dye blankets
- Project 3: Using the soy binder and blankets together
Week 5: Eco-printing on nylon
- Project 4: Eco-printing on nylon
- More examples of eco-printing on nylon
- Bonus – Project 5: Dye blankets over clothing
- Final thoughts