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Mapping Color: Ecoprinting with Plants

March 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Mapping Color: Ecoprinting with Plants

Instructor: Sarah Ollikkala Jones


In this class, you will learn:

+ to print with flowers and leaves using The Modern Natural Dyer as a reference.

+ steps in the natural dyeing process to create long-lasting natural color on wool, silk, cotton, and linen.

+ which plants contain dye, their identifying properties, and where they can be found.

The eco-printing technique is particularly captivating as it provides a way to bring your garden with you everywhere you go! Throughout time, people have used a variety of techniques to mark their clothing as their own. You can use natural dyes to record a history of your hikes through nature.


There will be a collection of samples from the projects in The Modern Natural Dyer for you to see in person – including the Flowers at My Fingertips Sewing Kit and samples of colors from the book. You will leave this class with a series of eco-printed fabrics, and a practical foundation to starting your own eco-printing practice using The Modern Natural Dyer.


Each student will receive a Mapping Color Kit which includes: Silk scarf, Linen fabric, Wool flannel fabric, Dye plants*, Thread



+ The Modern Natural Dyer

NOTE: Class is held in our outside studio. Please dress for comfort, crafting, and weather conditions.


*Flowers will be provided but please feel free to bring some flowers from your garden to experiment with!


Students have the option of dyeing additional silk scarves! If you would like to dye more scarves, please add them to your cart below.You must pre-order at least a week in advance, so we have time to prepare it for dyeing.


No experience required.


1 session / 3 hours

Class Size:  12 students max.

Date: Saturday, March 16th

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $145 (includes kit)



March 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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