Skill Sessions with Dori Painter
This is a study group for those who have had at least some experience with Botanical printing on fabric or paper. Botanical printing is a direct contact printing technique. Leaves are placed over mordanted fiber and rolled tight in a bundle. Pigments are drawn out from the plant material and imprint themselves onto the fabric. Steaming the bundle transfers the tannins from within the leaves to the fiber and brings color and texture to the piece.
Must have at least some experience with botanical printing (also known as eco-printing).
July 20, 12:00pm (for July 23 session)
August 25, 12:00pm (for August 27 session)
MATERIALS TO BRING
Wooden dowels 10-13″” long. If using paper bring 4 or 6# square ceramic tiles.
Pre-mordanted fabric (silk and wool are great). Cellulose fabrics if well scoured & pre-mordanted. The fabrics should be sized to fit on the wooden dowel when bundling. Fabrics may be pre-dyed with natural dyes if desired.
Scarf blanks such as from Dharma Trading work well for the first meeting.
You can also use cotton paper such as watercolor papers.
Unmordanted cotton sheeting or flannel to use as carrier blankets…. should be cut to fit the fabric you will be printing on.
Butchers twine or white tshirt yarn
Plastic such as Saran Wrap, shrink wrap. Thin Parchment paper can also be used if preferred.
Leaves that print well.
Gloves, several pairs. I like nitrile gloves because they fit the hands better than the long rubber ones used for dishwashing.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Masks are not required, but recommended.
We encourage you to practice social distancing when possible and masks will still be available if you choose to wear one.
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July 23, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
August 27, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Alley Workshop
The Alley Workshop at the Jansen Art Center is located in the SW corner of the lower floor: