Eco-printing, whether on fabric or paper, is the transfer of pigments from
natural plant materials in the form of mark-making. This process uses no
synthetic chemicals. Students will be wrapping their own silk bundle and
depending on what they put in them, the results will be unique and
While the bundles are soaking, a paper demonstration of eco-printing will
Day Two: The eco-printed silks are going to be used as one of the
materials in exploring in encaustic. Whether you are new to encaustic or
have had encaustic experience – working with the designs you have created
will energize your creativity. Open time will be used to experiment with
the process. Hand-outs of the process will be available.
There will be a 30 minute clean-up at 3, taking the class to 3:30.
No prior experience necessary in eco-printing or in encaustic application.
All materials will be supplied.
Limited to 8 people.
There will be no scheduled time taken for lunch, bring snacks and take
breaks when you need to. Wear work clothes or an apron is suggested.