Explore the fascinating process of creating botanical prints – dyeing and printing fabrics with native plants.
Two-day workshop will cover:
• getting to know local plants for successful printing
• processes for mordanting protein and cellulose fabrics with natural metallic salts and tannins
• the magic of iron and tannins, and use of other additives to enhance your prints
• different procedures of constructing and cooking bundles
Workshops are held in a rustic barn located on 23 acres of meadows and deciduous trees,
minutes from Tweed and 37 km north of Belleville, Ontario.
The setting is very tranquil, with plenty of botanical materials from the property and dyer’s garden.
At the end of the workshop, you will leave with one-of-a-kind, eco-printed silk scarves and
fabrics to use in textile art or sewing projects.
Workshops require a minimum of four students; registration closes at six students,
so there will be plenty of personal attention!
COST (including HST)
Two-day workshop: $270 (incl. $50 lab fee)
PACKAGES WITH FABRICS INCLUDED
Two-day workshop: $470 (incl. $200 for fabrics, $50 lab fee)
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Three-day workshops only)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located approximately 21/2 hours from Toronto and Ottawa, 45 minutes north of Belleville.
From Hwy. 401, take exit 544. Take Hwy. 37 north towards Tweed for 37 km. Just before Tweed (at blinking yellow
light), turn right onto Marlbank Road. Drive about 3 km.
After crossing a bridge, turn left onto Stoco Road. Keep left and drive about 3 km more. 843 Stoco Road is on your left —
look for a large, grey barn.