Event Phone: 207-625-3396
August 12, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Make your own Eco Prints on Fabric August 12th!
Learn how to print plants on fabric! Eco printing is a process where plant materials are placed on specially treated fabric and then steamed to release the pigments in the plants, leaving realistic prints of the plants on the fabric. Participants will learn about which plants print reliably and will have a chance to experiment with other plants. Each student will take home eight printed quarter yard pieces of fabric, in a variety of fibers including silk and linen. No previous experience is necessary, but students are asked to bring their own scissors or shears for cutting plants and a large bucket of plant material (leaves and flowers) for printing.
Eco Printing on Fabric
Saturday, August 12th
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (with an hour break for lunch – please bring your own bag lunch)
Instructor: Mary DeLano
Cost: $120 tuition and materials
Class limit: 10 participants (and we’ll need at least 3 participants to continue with the class.)
This class is designed for those ages 18+. We ask all participants to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
We’ll meet at Tear Cap Workshops in the Community Woodworking Shop.
Items students need to bring to class: Shears or scissors for cutting plants and a large bucket of plant material (leaves and flowers) for printing
About the Instructor, Mary DeLano:
I currently live on a lake in Norway, Maine, having retired from a busy professional career that did not allow as much time for creativity as I would have liked. Surrounded by quiet and natural beauty, I am blessed to have reached a stage in my life where I can focus my time and energy on my passion for fiber art. I love combining color, texture and patterns to create interesting new designs. Whether I am recycling old wool into new rugs, playing with dye and eco prints on new scarves and old linen, or adding texture to a piece with embroidered embellishments, I am delighted to combine color, texture and pattern to express my creativity and joy. Wool is my favorite medium, but thread, plants and dyes all fascinate me.
Read more about Mary at: https://www.marydelanofiberart.com/
All photo above credit to Mary DeLano