Leaves and other botanical material are laid on fabric, rolled and bound very tightly, and with the help of dampness and heat, release the dye compounds found in the material, to give imprints of the leaves/plant matter on the fabric. This dyeing, depending on some other factors in the process, is colour and light fast.
The colour of the leaf (e.g. autumn colours) used bears little resemblance to the colour produced on the fabric, as it is the dye within the leaf that is released, and which gives the colour on the cloth.
The pieces produced can be used for bags, book covers, clothing, cushions.
Silk and wool fabric dye easily, as does paper. Cotton and linen are a bit more tricky, but can also be done.
May: Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd
June Sat 19th, Sun 20th
July: Sat 24th, Sun 25th
Time: 9.30am to 4 pm
Venue: 18 Mahy Way, Leamington, Cambridge
Cost: $140 for 2 days, $85 one day (preferably first day if you are new to it).
Maximum Number: 5
Please advise all the dates that would suit. As long as I have at least 3 bookings for any of the dates, I will certainly run it. I have given a choice of dates, and I’ll work out which ones to run from the numbers showing interest on each date. Don’t forget, if you have a group of 3-5 people I can possibly sort out a date to suit you.
Email or phone Tutor Liz Wilson for further information and to book.
Phone: 021 072 0114