Eco Workshop


DOUBLE TROUBLE BOIL AND BUBBLE
Eco Printing on Silk


WHEN: Saturday April 29th

WHERE: 15 Woodside Trail, Chapel Hill, 27517


HOURS: 9 AM to 2 PM

FEE: $75

This covers instruction and materials used to decorate two scarves.
This time of year offers the best opportunities to gather fresh leaves for more dependable color. 

Here are details about the SCHEDULE…

ARRIVE AT 9 AM  

Arrive at Thomson’s house and walk by the amazing rock garden to her workshop.
PHASE ONE: INSTRUCTIONS    9:30 AM – Noon
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) and you can add them to what you gathered on yours. Each participant creates a pattern of their design to decorate two scarves. If you want to try the blanket technique Trudy shares materials needed for this approach.

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

Remove the scarves from the baths and unwrap.
As you unwind the work you will reveal the scarf patterns created by you!
To sign up call my cell at 919-923-5022 and arrange for payment. Provide your phone number and email so I can send you a handout with leaves that work best for Eco printing.
Comments made by previous participants…
“I enjoyed the surprise/transformation of watching how the leaf images transferred on to the silk scarf.” — Susan

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

“I loved the idea of working with what you gather from nature 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.
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