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Exploratory Ecoprinting on Fabric with Peggy Dlugos

  • TWIL @ MAC 513 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs, CO, 80829 United States (map)

We will spend the day exploring many aspects of ecoprinting. Ideas we will be experimenting with include:  best practices for mordanting fabric; water and how in can influence print outcome; incorporating natural dyes; rust and ecoprints; foraging for plants and care of ecoprinted fabrics. You will leave class with many fabric samples and a scarf, as well as a wealth of ideas for further explorations with this wonderful surface design technique.

This workshop is offered at Textiles West Innovation Lab at the Manitou Art Center

Student Supply List::

  • Appropriate clothes or apron for dyeing, closed toe shoes;
  • 2 spray bottles--1 for water, 1 for 50-50 water vinegar solution;
  • disposable gloves;
  • pool of kitchen string,
  • scissors,
  • paper and pencil for taking notes;
  • camera (phone camera is fine);
  • any leaves or flowers you may want to try (instructor will provide some but everyone should bring at least a gallon size ziplock full of leaves and flowers. Leaves and flowers to bring include oaks, maples, sumacs, catalpa, rose, coreopsis and marigold blossoms, dark (almost black) petunias, pansies and hollyhocks, thin geranium leaves, onion skins and anything else you might want to try.
  • 3 empty gallon size ziploc bags;
  • 2- 9-12 " size cylinders for rolling bundles (tree branch that is relatively smooth,wood dowels, copper pipe, rusted pipe, pvc pipe, metal food can with glue removed from outside).

Contact Peggy at for questions about supplies.

Material Fee for Student:: $18.00 payable to Peggy on class day.

Earlier Event: September 23
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Later Event: September 27
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