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Eco Printing: Botanical Prints with Iron & Fabric

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Eco printing is a process that captures plant images directly on fabric or paper.  While there are many ways to capture these images, iron is one of the most interesting and reliable chemicals used to do so.  Iron can be used alone to capture the image, in conjunction with tannin to create a colored background for the image, as a modifier to neutral mordant, or as a dip for the foliage.  Each method produces a different result.   

In this class, students will have an opportunity to treat (mordant) fabric, with and without iron, so that it is ready to capture the prints.  Students will produce a variety of samples which will demonstrate the many ways in which iron can be used in the eco printing process to capture unique results. 

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.

Students will need to bring tight fitting dishwasher gloves, as we will be working with chemicals which will stain our hands.

-Limited Space, Registration ends 3 days prior for supplies to be prepared



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$140 for Mass Hort Members/$200 for General Admission



August 19
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Massachusetts Horticultural Society
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The Gardens at Elm Bank
900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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