Eco Printing Using Plant Materials

Tutor: Jane Hare

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Join textile artist, Jane Hare, for a day of getting back to nature, eco printing using plant materials.

Using leaves gathered from the garden or hedgerow, common vegetables and the power of steam, we will extract colour directly from the vegetation to achieve beautiful prints on both paper and fabric. The samples produced can have many applications for card or book making or for sewing and embroidery.

This workshop will have plenty of ‘ah ha’ moments and give you the confidence to repeat the process at home.

Please note there is a £8 material charge payable on the day. Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

All fabric and papers will be provided ready to print and there will be a material charge of £8 payable on the day.

Please also bring the following as we want to try and reduce sharing of items where at all possible.

Bring AT LEAST a full carrier bag of various non waxy medium sized leaves to experiment with: Rose, Geranium, Heuchera, Cotinus, Strawberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Acer (large), Red Acer, Heuchera, Horse Chestnut, Tree Peony, Physocarpus, Sumac, Liquid Amber all usually give good prints but it also good to try any non waxy leaf that has a strong pigment. Weeds such as dandelions, ivy and leaves of spring flowers are not good printers as they are either too waxy or have little pigment in them.

Red / Brown Onion skins (from about 4 onions)
Full roll of cling film
Towel/apron - we have plastic aprons on site but please bring your own if preferred
Notepad and pen
Carry home bags for wet pieces

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