Record your visit to Mass Hort by printing our plants on fabric! Learn how to combine eco printing with natural and synthetic dyes to create amazing botanical images. In this class you will first dye fabric (a few small samples as well as two silk scarves) with natural dyes. Then you will create a few eco prints by placing leaves and flowers directly on fabric and steaming them to collect images from the plants. Finally, you will combine the two techniques by taking naturally dyed fabric, arranging plants on it, and then covering it with another a different color of dye. The results will amaze and delight you.
Mary DeLano is a fiber explorer who loves eco printing, natural dying, stitching, wool applique, and rug making. Mary enjoys sharing her passion for fiber arts with new students. She teaches throughout New England, including at Maine Fiber College, where she also serves on the organizing committee.