This participant lays down leaves on a silk scarf. The scarf was first spritzed with vinegar water.
For the traditional technique leaves soak in alum then are positioned on the silk to create a pattern.
This scarf was made using iron as the mordant after soaking in vinegar.
Lingering Leaf Patterns: Eco Printing on Scarves
WHEN: Saturday: July 24th, August 7th or August 14
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: 9:30 AM to Noon
This covers instruction and materials used to decorate one handrolled Habotai silk scarf.
THE SCHEDULE: ARRIVE AT 9:45 AM
Arrive at Thomson's house and gather at the waterfall next to her workshop.
CREATING PATTERNS ON SILK 10 AM - Noon
Trudy provides you with handouts for the techniques used in this workshop to make Eco prints on fabric. You can bring along leaves you gathered a day before the class or use leaves gathered on her property. Trudy shares a list of specific leaves that have the tannin necessary to create a strong print. Each participant creates a pattern of their design to decorate a lovely long silk scarf. Trudy provides the materials needed to create the leaf imprints.
After each scarf is properly prepared participants place their pieces into baths
where wrapped fabrics will boil and bubble for one and a half hours. Trudy supevises this part of the project so you can leave right after you complete your wrap.
REVEAL - Sunday next day 1:30 - 2 PM
Participants return to Trudy's to 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 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.