Eco-printing is a technique developed by Australian dyer India Flint, which involves bundling leaves in cloth or felt and then steaming or dyeing the bundles in a plant based dye vat.
Eco-printing or eco-dyeing is a relatively new process and is taking the fiber world to new explorations. There is no right way to go about it and everyone will have their own technique that works for them. It is a process of experimentation and you will find it is also very addictive! I will try to include instructors with different techniques in my class schedule. Hopefull with a technique from one and another technique from someone else, you will develop your very own style of printing.
I offer several different Eco or what I prefer to call, Contact Print Workshops at the Aya DYEHOUSE Studio. Some I teach myself and others are given by "select" guest instructors coming from all over the world. Basics are taught using both protein and cellulose fibers and advanced techniques can also be learned.
This Year I am delighted to be hosting some of the very best!
February 2018 ; join us for Medium-Print. Olga Kazanskaya will be returning with new techniques for this fabulous technique, including the use of Natural Dyes: Olga will be here February 25-28, 2018
In July of 2017 we had a delightful 2 weeks with Irit Dulman. It was an amazing time and we are so excited to welcome Irit back from April 16- 23, 2018 for an 8 day class. Design Garments and Textiles with Botannical Print and Natural Dyes. Irit will be co-hosting this class with Fashion Designer Shahaf Shriki.
In August of 2018 we will welcome Nicola Brown. Nicola is a felter and eco-printer from Clasheen, Ireland. We have Nicola scheduled for August 26- Sept 2, 2018
Then in November ; we welcome Pia Best Reinghaus for Indigo and Eco-Print, followed by a Shibori Workshop. Indigo and Eco Print Class: November 3-5, 2018 and Shibori; Nov 8-12, 2018
Due to some Immigration issue's the Workshops with India Flint in March 2018 have been cancelled. This was an unfortunate circumstance, but I'm sure India had to do what was best for her. I have invited Christine Mauersberger to fill the March time slots. Christine will be teaching The Intuitive Stich and then a class called Creative Doodling. If you signed up for one of India's workshops you should have received an email from me explaining- please let me know if you did not.
I do have a few other renowned artists coming in the following months and as soon as contracts are finalized you will see them here- Sign up for Mailing list to be the 1st to know!
All classes are beginner friendly, come discover Contact Printing by the beautiful Florida seaside !