Discover the organic process of transferring lush florals and foliage with a lesson on fabric treating and preparation! This workshop is an eco printing session that combines both techniques of “flower pounding” by hammering natural plant pigment onto treated cotton and a Japanese resist method of “bundling” to achieve a naturally dyed print on fabric. "Bundling" is a slow and simple process that takes days in order to achieve best results. Together as a group we will submerge ourselves in pattern making with fresh leaves, locally sourced petals, wild flowers and sticks. Step by step instructions on opening your piece at home will be included as well as discussed in the workshop.
Please note: Everyone will leave with a unique wall-hanging and a large tea-towel. All supplies and materials will be provided. Please wear old clothing.
This class will take place at Courtney Craig’s textile studio, located at 35 Flatt Road, Rochester NY 14623.
About the teachers:
Courtney Craig is a surface designer who enjoys the studio environment and creating custom textiles for interior spaces. Elements of vintage, contemporary, and traditional design are her favorites to explore. Courtney is currently living in Rochester and being inspired every day by the local artisan community. Find her on Instagram @thefibershack!
Shelby Rae is a Rochestarian with a passion for plants. With the hundreds of thousands of plant species in the world, it's hard to be a true expert in Botany, but Shelby has been traveling the country meeting with growers, viewing plants in their natural habitats, seeking expert advice, and researching so you don't have to. This is an educational company geared to providing the urban community of Rochester (and surrounding areas) houseplant knowledge to those who wish to bring nature into their homes. You can keep up with her events and tips on Instagram @thebotanist_rochester.
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