Eco Printing Workshop at Trudy’s

//Eco Printing Workshop at Trudy’s
DOUBLE TROUBLE BOIL AND BUBBLE: Eco Printing

at Trudy Thomson’s Woodside Trail in Chapel Hill

Trudy Thomson offers another workshop
where you learn to Eco Print
with leaves on scarves or paper!

 

WHEN: Wednesday July 18 (Trudy has four large work tables so date will be based on what is best for four participants. It helps to work in teams of two)

WHERE: 15 Woodside Trail, Chapel Hill, 27517

HOURS: 10 AM to 3 PM 

FEE: $85

This covers instruction and materials used to decorate two scarves.

THE SCHEDULE:

ARRIVE AT 10 AM

Arrive at Thomson’s house and gather at the amazing rock garden next to her workshop.

PHASE ONE: INSTRUCTIONS    10:30 AM – 1

Trudy provides you with handouts for the techniques used in this workshop to make Eco prints on fabric. She will share leaves gathered on her property (and purchased).  Each participant creates a pattern of their design to decorate two lovely long scarves.  If you want to try the blanket technique so you have a colored background Trudy shares materials needed for this approach.

PHASE TWO: BOIL & BUBBLE      1 – 2:30 PM

After each scarf is properly prepared participants place their pieces into baths where wrapped fabrics will be boiled.Bring your own food and a beverage — so while the products boil for 1.5 hours we can lunch. Then if you want to — bring along a bathing suit and towel — and take a dip into the pool with warm water bubbles and a water fall!
PHASE THREE: REVEAL   2:30 – 3 PM
Remove the wrapped works from the baths and unwrap.
As you unwind the work you will reveal the patterns created by you!
 
To sign up call my cell at 919-923-5022 and tell me which date works best for you. You might want to find friends to join you on a specific date. When I am sure four students are available on the same date I will schedule a class. When we chat on the phone I will get your phone number and email and arrange for payments. 
Comments made by previous participants…

“I enjoyed the surprise/transformation of watching how the leaf images transferred on to the scarf.” — Susan

“I love my new scarf and have already worn it.” — Nancy

“I loved the idea of working with what nature offers us to create a beautiful memory.” — Belinda

“For this unusual craft a good amount of time was spent on the process and the explanations and demonstration were most helpful.”  — Deborah

Here is a sample of what a few previous participants created, as well as a paper scroll.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Trudy Thomson is a local crafts person who has taught various types of creative fiber work over the years including tapestry, shibori, and marbling. She is a juried member of the Orange County Artists Guild and regularly participates in the fall Open Studio tour in early November. See her arts and crafts at this website.Note that Trudy also create websites for artists and small business persons. 

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