Ecoprint a Wallhanging
About Ecoprint a Wallhanging with Theresa Brown
Learn to ecoprint a wallhanging! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants, and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers. Learn the techniques to create beautiful, all-natural designs and colors drawn directly from nature on wool. Working on a 20" x 30" section of wool, students will learn techniques to create symmetrical (or random) designs on their pieces that can be transformed into beautiful wall decor or even pillows! Instructions for washing, drying, and finishing pieces at home are included. Students are encouraged to have leaves, weeds, and flowers for their use.
This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.
Class Materials Needed
Safety first! Designate any household utensils you use to Ecoprinting!
Stove/hot plate and pot that 10” dowels will fit into OR electric turkey roaster
Small container (pint or quart size) to hold liquid mordant
Latex gloves/facemask for mixing any powders
Plastic wrap (microwavable food grade)
Tongs to lift out hot bundles
Digital thermometer (find on Amazon)
Notebook and pencil to record details
Leaves— Look for any nut tree leaves, rose leaves, eucalyptus, sumac, all maples, sweet gum, dogwood, dog fennel, weeds, some cedars, dark petaled flowers.
Materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Includes wallhanging supply kit; one wood dowel-10” in length; ½ oz package of iron (ferrous sulfate) mordant plus mixing instructions; one 18” x 30” section of wool for ecoprinting; twine; and rubber bands. Materials kit will be an additional $30, and can be purchased directly from instructor. Ordering instructions and coupon code for the materials kit will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. To allow enough time for the kit to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for this class will close on April 3.
1. Organize your workspace!
2. Start your pot heating (about 30 minutes beforehand). Simmer at around 185 F.
3. Collect leaves morning of workshop or evening before. If they begin to curl soak in bucket of water 30 minutes before use.
Suitable for all
Two sessions on Friday, April 29, from 10 am ET to noon ET, and from 2 pm ET to 4 pm ET.
Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.
M. Theresa Brown is a long-time professional portrait artist whose art career embraces many areas of the arts. Her years of printmaking and color work led her to explore the fiber arts. Using many similar skills and accumulated knowledge, she evolved as a hand painter and ecoprinter on natural fibers. She uses natural dyes and low impact synthetic dyes and merges them into unique, beautiful designs on silk, wool and even leather. She turns her transformed work into artisanal clothing, accessories, and art. Her articles and designs have appeared in international publications such as No Serial Number and Belle Armoire. She has been an instructor at many fiber art shows including Southeastern ...
How It Works
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About Lessonface, PBC
Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.