Join us for a fantastic botanical eco printing workshop with Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw from The Lansdowne House. Botanical Printing is the natural technique of using floral and foliage elements to create colourful marks on paper and fabric using heat and humidity. In this one day workshop, we will learn the basics of Botanical Printing, get accustomed with material, mordanting and printing, using easy to obtain Natural dyes. We’ll start the morning by learning how to prepare our materials as our first botanical bundles go in the dying pots, and we’ll make mirror image prints onto fabrics. After a break for lunch in the garden, we will start to use the dye pots from earlier to create beautiful prints on both paper and fabrics in beautiful shades of green and blue.
You’ll leave the workshop with a selection of beautiful botanical art-works as well as basic knowledge about the technique, and the confidence to keep on dying at home. Elisabeth will share her tips on setting up a small dye pot at home, to help you continue with experimentation and creation on your own.
About Your Tutor
Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw is a French textile artist based in Glasgow. She runs a sustainable Botanical Printing and Natural dyeing studio, The Lansdowne House. She trained in Historic wall treatment heritage and moved on to Eco techniques a number of years ago. Elisabeth is the creator of The True Colour of the Cotinus project – a global outreach online project which aims at connecting participants from around the world and teaching beginners about Botanical printing and the use of mordants. She reaches out to local community participants in her garden classes in the West end of Glasgow.
What's included in the price
You’ll leave the workshop with a selection of beautiful botanical art-works as well as basic knowledge about the technique, and the confidence to keep on dying at home. Elisabeth will share her tips on setting up a small dye pot at home, to help you continue with experimentation and creation on your own. You don’t need any prior skills or experience are needed to join this workshop which is is perfect for beginners and family groups. It is a wonderful introduction to sustainable crafting and recyclers will find it a great way to up-cycle their stash of paper and fabrics.