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.

The Syllabus

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  • 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

  • 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

Bonus

  • Creating a coloured background using tannins.
  • How to combine colorful prints and dark prints on the same fabric
  • 33 lessons
  • Beginners/Advanced
  • English
  • Spanish, Italian, French
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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.
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