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Ecoprinting: Silk Scarf

Ecoprinting, or botanical contact printing, is a contemporary adaptation of the ancient tradition of colouring fabric with plant material.  By compressing foliage against cloth and applying heat, the shape and pigment of the leaves can be permanently imprinted onto cloth, producing fascinatingly delicate and detailed designs.

During this workshop you will work with sample fabric to learn the technique, and then progress to printing a beautiful silk scarf to take home with you.  Foliage will be provided from Winterbourne and a ready prepared blank silk scarf is included.  You will learn everything you need to continue practising this fascinating craft at home.

Pre-booking is essential.  Tickets cost £70, or just £60 for Winterbourne members and staff and students of University of Birmingham.  Tickets can be purchased via the Book Now button on this page or in the Winterbourne shop.

A silk scarf made using ecoprinting

Caroline Nixon is one of the UK’s best known ecoprint practitioners, producing wearable art and home textiles using ecoprint and natural dyes.  She has lectured and taught extensively in the UK and Europe.  See Caroline’s website for more information.

Our courses are suitable for 18 years or above.  If you have any questions, please contact us using the Ask a Question button on this page.