In this course I will teach you how to print on wool and silk, preparing your fabrics with only diluted iron water and still getting colorful and beautiful results. Focusing on sustainability, I will explain to you how to create your home-made iron water using no chemicals , how to maintain it and use it in your work.You will get two beautifully printed fabrics with a different style of print from the same bundle. You will learn how botanics behave on the fabrics with this method and also get spectacular colors from eucalyptus. I will also teach you how to create a colorful background.
This course has given me a much deeper understanding and grounding of the different eco print techniques and taken me so much further along my journey in botanical printing.
- Fabrics suitable for this technique: wools and silks
- Different fabrics, different results
The Double Printing bundling technique
- Constructing a bundle for double printing
- Going deeper working with iron water including the iron blanket technique
- Different styles of mirror images
- Plants best suited for this technique.
- My top ten favorites
- Sides of leaves: a key concept and how to make the most of it: 1 leaf=4 prints
- The graphic charm of needle leaves: how to print them
- Eucalyptus: that amazing touch of color
Let’s do it
- Working with your homemade iron water jar: how to prepare, maintain and use it in your work
- Making a bundle with this technique from beginning to end
- Steaming, opening and revealing
- Creating a coloured background using tannins.
- How to combine colorful prints and dark prints on the same fabric
- 33 lessons
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Learn from home at your own pace
with no time limit
- This workshop includes 33 beautiful and inspiring videos with step by step video guidance in each session.
- A “Preview” button in each lesson allows you to find additional written information such as mordant recipes, plant lists, etc.
- A “Community” button in each lesson where you can can add questions and search other students questions;
- You will get lifetime access to all course materials;
- After registration you will be invited to join the course private group that allows you to show your results and join discussions.
- There are no refunds of online course fees under any circumstances
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