Friday, 18. January 2019, Fox Ryde Gardens strawbale studio, Create with Leaf Essence eco-printing on silk

from 18. January 2019 - 18:30
till 20. January 2019 - 12:00

Fox Ryde Gardens strawbale studio

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Learn with Master Dyer Sheron Buchele Rowland some of the secrets for creating enchanting leaf prints on silk using natural dyes and materials.
For classes in the winter, we will be creating with leaves frozen at the peak of perfection for our printing. Leaves are arranged on a mordanted silk scarf. No ink, paint, or any other addition is added to the leaf. The essence of the leaf creates the color you see. Rolled around a **** and tightly tied, the bundle is steamed for several hours to coax the essence of the leaf into the fabric.
The transfer is color-fast. The scarf can be hand washed in mild soap (like shampoo) and hung up to dry. Iron as desired.
Eco-printing is a beautiful new take on the ancient art of coloring cloth to create beauty.
We will be creating in the beautiful strawbale studio we built by hand on our permaculture farm. There will be time to enjoy the free-range chickens and admire the beehives. If the weather is good, we can sit out on the porch to enjoy the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. If not, we will light a fire in the woodstove and enjoy that!
Meals will be provided on Friday night and Saturday noon. Please notify us of your dietary needs. 
Classes are limited to 8 students for the best learning and focus.
 We look forward to meeting you and sharing this enchanting opportunity to collaborate with nature.
$327 (includes all materials for 3 scarves, leaves, dye, mordants, etc.),
8 students max

Friday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Dinner and introductions. Goals for the weekend.
Technique demonstration – roll and prep for steaming
 

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Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch 1 p.m.
Safety lecture
One-on-one time for layout, rolling, and wrapping
No blanket, no barrier
Iron & tannin, barrier
Color blanket, barrier
5 p.m. Everything in the steamers and the studio tidied
 
Sunday 10 a.m. to noon
Reveal and discussion
Indigo dips
Clean studio and goodbyes!

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