Date(s) - 6/9/2015
Ecouture Textile Studio
Here in Maine, we are surrounded by nature and wrapped in textiles. Why not combine the two? Eco-printed cloth is created by layering prepared silk, linen, paper and other materials with local plants and flowers. The cloth or paper and leaves are bundled together, tightly bound and steamed. This process creates a permanent transfer of pigment from the leaves to the material. No external dyes, inks or paints are used in eco-printing. All color and pattern come from the plants themselves! Release extraordinary secrets from local plants we see every day and often take for granted.
Participants will print/dye a variety of prepared silk, linen and cotton cloth. We will also experiment with eco-prints on paper. Each student will complete a silk scarf, 1/4 yard each of cotton, silk/linen, spun silk broadcloth and linen; and 12 different art papers.