Online courses

The online courses that I’m currently offering are listed below. The courses can either be completed week by week as the content is made available or in your own time. Once you have signed up you will have access to the course content for a year. If you have any questions about any of the courses then please contact me here.

How to ecoprint on paper

This course will be running again in Spring 2020 – starting on Monday 13th April

Examples of pin oak ecoprints on paper

In this three week course you will be introduced to the wonderful technique of ecoprinting and will learn how to create your own ecoprints on paper. Each week you will receive a different module taking you through the steps to create your own prints. This technique can be done at home using a few basic materials.

In module 1 you will gather together all the materials and equipment that you need, including plant matter, and prepare your prints to create bundles ready for printing – I’ve added a list of the materials you’ll need under the ticket sales below. These are all things that are usually easily available but due to the current situation with COVID-19 I’m publishing the list so that you can make sure you’re able to get them before you sign up. In module 2 you will learn how to heat your bundles to create your prints and finally in module 3 you will unwrap your bundles to reveal your prints and decide how you would like to present them. This course has been designed so that you can either complete it week by week or in your own time at a later date.

This course starts on Monday 13th April and will run for three weeks. Each week you will be sent a link so that you can access that week’s module. The cost of the course is £35 (plus booking fee) and you can sign up any time until 27th April when the course ends. If you sign up late I will send you any modules you have missed when you sign up.  To sign up book your place using the form below:

Materials needed for ecoprinting on paper:

  • Plant matter – the first section in module 1 is on collecting this
  • Watercolour paper – you can use other types of paper to print on but watercolour is best as it is made to get wet and can withstand being heated in water
  • Scissors or ruler and scalpel
  • Bulldog clips or pegs
  • String – preferably made from a natural fibre as this will cope better with being heated in water and will also absorb some of the colour
  • An old saucepan – I have a couple that I have bought from junk markets, it’s good to use one with a wide surface area so that you can make bigger prints. Once you have used a pan to make ecoprints in do not use it for cooking. 
  • Rusty metal – old nails, screws, washers etc are ideal. Don’t use anything that has any paint on it as the chemicals from the paint are likely to dissolve in the water and will affect your prints. 
  • Water
  • Large heavy stone 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bags

Solar dyeing

Coming soon!

Learn how to dye thread, yarn and fabric using plant matter and the heat from the sun in this introductory online course to solar dyeing coming soon!

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