Oct 7, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Cyanotype & Eco-Printing

Taught by: Katama Murray

Workshop Fee: $220.00

During this weekend workshop, students will learn the basics of eco printing and cyanotype printing on both fabric and paper, as well as beginner sewing and quilting techniques to create miniature patchwork quilts and journals through mindful stitching. This class offers an amalgamation of outdoor foraging, printmaking, photography, bookmaking and fiber processes, thereby offering a realm of possibilities that allow for full exploration with each mode of making. Students will first learn how to properly prepare different fabrics to mordant; a crucial step to ensure consistent lightfast and washfast eco prints. After an introduction to mordanting, students will create their own unique eco prints and cyanotype prints. With eco printing we will utilize seasonally foraged plants, food compost, and natural dye extracts to print on cotton, linen, and silk fabrics as well as watercolor paper. For cyanotype printing we will again utilize seasonally foraged plants, dried/pressed plants, as well as everyday objects that hold memory or visual intrigue to print with on coated cotton fabric and watercolor paper. Cyanotype prints will be created using either the power of the sun or an indoor UV exposure unit, depending on the weather. Once printed and dried, students will engage in mindful stitching techniques in response to the prints on fabric. Students will have the option to either hand or machine sew (or both) their various fabric samples to create miniature quilts, helping to unify printed imagery through color, shape, and experimentation. Students will be encouraged to work intuitively by embracing mistakes and releasing perfection. In addition to learning the basics of sewing, embroidery, and quilting, towards the end students will create hand-bound pamphlet stitch journals using their printed papers. These meditative processes yield unique, one-of-a-kind results, and provide opportunities to let go while collaborating with nature. All levels of experience are welcome. All workshops run from 9AM- 5PM with an hour for lunch in the middle of the day.

Materials Fee: $50 Paid at time of workshop.

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For housing inquiries, please email marsha@sanbornmills.org
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