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.
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!
In July: (July 24- Aug 4, 2017) Irit Dulman will be teaching a 3 day Basic Botanical-Print and then a 5+2 day Botanical Printing and Natural Dyes Workshop: Only those enrolled in the 5 day class can elect to stay for an additional 2 days: this will be amazing!
Then in September ; join us for Medium-Print. Olga Kazanskaya will be returning with new techniques for this fabulous technique: This class is being planned for the week of September 11th and details will be available soon!
Be sure to make plans and save the date: March 6-8, 2018 for being t(here) with India Flint. this will be a true experience you won't want to miss! This workshop is currently wait-listed, email me for your name to to added. A 2nd Workshop with India is currently being planned and it will begin on March 10th- Details will be available soon and it will be the Amuletic Apron.
All classes are beginner friendly, come discover Contact Printing by the beautiful Florida seaside !