Join Artist Cris Winters as she shares her techniques she uses to create her one of a kind Eco printed fabric and paper. The process commonly known as Eco Printing (a.k.a. botanical contact printing) uses plant parts (leaves, flowers, stems) to transfer their pigments onto fabric or paper, usually using heat. The results are somewhat unpredictable but always interesting!
By wrapping the plants parts in close contact with fabric or paper, the plant pigments are transferred to the materials. Using boiling water or steam speeds up that process. The boiling or steaming takes at least 1 hour. The bundles of fabric or paper are cooled slightly before being unwrapped to see the wonderful and surprising results!
Participants will learn each step by step process while creating their own unique pieces. While the fabric is processing, participants will then create their very own hand built book using Eco printed paper.
Class will be held on Friday September 7th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Cost for the workshop is $90 for non-members and $80 for members. The workshop cost includes all materials. Lunch will be ordered and picked up by View for an additional $5.00.
Class size is limited, pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Wednesday September 5th, 2018.