Eco-Staining Class - Eco-Printing and Bookmaking - 2 Day Workshop
Create two hand-stitched books, additional pages to bind, frame, or create with, and take home reusable pressing set you used in your boiling so you are ready to boil again on your own. (If you have taken my class before and are bringing your pressing set to the workshop, please contact me for a discounted materials charge.)
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*Register by midnight January 4th to ensure space and available supplies.
Space is limited.
Creating Fabulous Stains with Flowers and Leaves
Adventure into this unique use of fresh flowers and leaves as we press, boil and extract the plants’ hidden colors between layers of special paper. The paper staining outcomes are random, spontaneous and absolutely lovely. Plant-stained papers can be used for journals, stationary, mixed media, framed and hung as wall art.
We will design beautiful layouts from a variety of plant materials including flowers, leaves, herbs, and edibles. We’ll discuss the variables in what makes plants stain beautiful and/or leave textured designs.
In this two day workshop, you will boil twice, the second boiling being a more deliberate technique at designing after experiencing the first boil's wonderment. We will discuss plants to use, successful plant combinations, and variations in design and technique. You will learn how to stitch a French Link stitch with Irish linen thread to sew bookbindings through a practice book on the first day and your own plant-stained pages the second day.
You will leave with two hand-stitched books, additional pages to bind, frame, or create with, and the reusable pressing set you used in your boiling so you are ready to boil again on your own. You will receive printed instructions with images and text to follow along as we go, and you will have continual access to me as a resource.
This is a workshop of true wonder as you engage in a little known form of paper dyeing.
Classes will be held in Rachelle’s Home Studio in Lakeland, Florida
Address will be sent to you upon registration.