Workshops

Below are a list of eco print workshops we have available. If you would like to be kept up to date with dates and venues please sign up to my newsletter.

ECO PRINT WORKSHOP

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

Sunday 5th May

10am – 4pm

£90 to include all materials
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Become an alchemist for a day in the beautiful surroundings of at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle.  Using just fresh leaves you will create a unique eco printed silk scarf and a selection of paper prints to take home with you.

I use the eco print technique to transform second hand clothing from unloved to one off pieces of wearable art.  You can see examples of my work here.  During this workshop I will take you step by step through the various methods of preparing the fabric, printing and after care.

You will learn about the different plant materials that can be used for eco printing and how to coax prints out of plants and fabrics that sometimes can be a little challenging.

You will take home your own printed silk scarf and papers as well as a comprehensive guide to continuing your practice at home and suggestions for materials and other resources

Gillie guided us through all the techniques and processes required to transfer the plants onto fabric, from start to finish.

Please book directly with The Biscuit Factory here

Cancellations will only be accepted where there is a waiting list and your place can be filled.

A selection of eco print papers

ECO PRINT WORKSHOP

Dilston Physic Garden, Hexham

Saturday 20th July 2024

10am – 4pm

£90 to include all materials
Reserve your spot

Become an alchemist for a day in the beautiful surroundings of Dilston Physic Garden, Hexham. Using just fresh leaves you will create a unique eco printed silk scarf and a selection of paper prints to take home with you.

I use the eco print technique to transform second hand clothing from unloved to one off pieces of wearable art.  You can see examples of my work here.  During this workshop I will take you step by step through the various methods of preparing the fabric, printing and after care.

You will learn about the different plant materials that can be used for eco printing and how to coax prints out of plants and fabrics that sometimes can be a little challenging.

You will take home your own printed silk scarf and papers as well as a comprehensive guide to continuing your practice at home and suggestions for materials and other resources

 

Taking inspiration from the print  examples gillie had brought with her.  We were all given the same project and selection of plants to work from, but as we were all drawn to using different plants and methods/combinations of arranging the end results were all beautifully unique.

Cancellations will only be accepted where there is a waiting list and your place can be filled.

Gillian Smellie 31

ECO PRINT WORKSHOP

RIPLEY CASTLE NORTH YORKSHIRE

Tuesday  16 April 2024

Tuesday 18 June 2024

10.30am – 4.30pm

£90 TO INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS
Reserve your spot

Become an alchemist for a day in the beautiful surroundings of Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire. Using just fresh leaves you will create a unique eco printed silk scarf and a selection of paper prints to take home with you.

I use the eco print technique to transform second hand clothing from unloved to one off pieces of wearable art.  You can see examples of my work here.  During this workshop I will take you step by step through the various methods of preparing the fabric, printing and after care.

You will learn about the different plant materials that can be used for eco printing and how to coax prints out of plants and fabrics that sometimes can be a little challenging.

You will take home your own printed silk scarf and papers as well as a comprehensive guide to continuing your practice at home and suggestions for materials and other resources.

 

Book directly with Just Makers at Ripley Castle here

Cancellations will only be accepted where there is a waiting list and your place can be filled.

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