Contact printing using plant materials is often called eco-printing. We will use this method to make framable prints. You will gather the necessary flowers and leaves from the College’s cuttings garden, and together, with guidance, will use tools and equipment mentioned to experiment with different processing methods to grasp the basics of eco-printing and dyeing.
On the first day, you will learn the techniques of printing on paper, and on the second, you will experiment with eco-dyeing on natural silk and cotton fabric, incorporating simple shibori patterning.
You can also opt to make a simple notebook using the decorative paper that you printed on the first days.
You should leave confident to experiment further with these techniques after the course.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Nawal Gebreel uses innovative 3D fabric manipulations to produce her label’s luxurious scarves and wraps. She sells her work internationally as well as at home. Nawal trained as a textile designer at Manchester Metropolitan University and soon set up her own label.