The online courses that I offer are listed below. They are only available at certain times of the year dependent on the process but once you have signed up you have access to the content for a year. They are designed so that you can complete them at your own pace and you can log in to access them as many times as you like. If you have any questions about any of the courses then please contact me here.
How to ecoprint on paper
Available now – until 31st December 2022
PLEASE NOTE this course is designed to be worked on at your own pace. Although sales end on 31st December once you have signed up you will have access to the content for a year. To access the content you will receive a link and password in your confirmation email – please scroll to the bottom of your email to find this.
In this online course you will be introduced to the wonderful technique of ecoprinting (or botanical contact printing as it’s also known) and will learn how to create your own ecoprints on paper. Over three modules you will be taken through the steps to create your own prints. This technique can be done at home using a few basic materials and Autumn is a great time to have a go at this as there’s plenty of leaves available on the ground.
In module 1 you will gather together all the materials and equipment that you need, including plant matter, and prepare your prints by creating bundles ready for printing. 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 complete it at your own pace and you will be taught through a combination of written text, photos and videos. You will have access to the course content for a year.
This course is available for purchase until the end of December 2022. The cost of the course is £40 (including booking fee). Please scroll down to buy the course and for FAQs.
How much does the course cost?
The cost of the course is £40.
When does the course start and how long does it run for?
This course is available to buy until the end of December 2022. Once you have purchased it you will be sent a confirmation email with a link and password to access the content. It has been designed to be worked on at your own pace, across three modules, which you will have access to for a year.
How do I access the course content?
You will be sent a link and password to access the modules when you sign up. Please scroll to the bottom of your confirmation email to find this.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught through a combination of written text, photos and videos. There is no live component to this course.
Do I need specialist equipment?
No, you do not need any specialist equipment to complete the course. A full list of the equipment needed is provided in the first module.
Is this course appropriate for children?
No, due to the methods used in this technique it is not appropriate for children.
What’s the refund policy?
As this is an online course there are no refunds available.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact me with any questions about the course through the contact section above.
Available again Spring 2023 – sign up to my mailing list here to hear when it’s on sale
Solar dyeing is a simple, low-cost process that uses colour from plants and flowers to dye fabric and yarn. It’s a technique that can be done at home using a few basic materials, including empty glass jars and old white cotton fabric for example t-shirts or pillow cases. You can extract dye from a really wide range of plants and I’ll be going through lots of examples in the course including images of the colours that you can achieve – some of the colours are shown in the image above. It’s a great way of using up plant waste like onion skins, wilting flowers, and leaves pruned from plants for example.
In module 1 you will be introduced to the technique before going through a step-by-step process of how to dye using onion skins. This is to introduce you to the technique and will also give you an opportunity to have a go hopefully without having to invest in any materials as all you will need are:
Onion skins from 3 or 4 onions
An empty glass jam jar
An old white cotton t-shirt or pillowcase (or other cotton fabric which you are happy to cut up)
In module 2 you will learn how to dye using any plants or flowers with guidance on ratios and dyeing with different quantities. I will also go through more information on the process and give lots of examples of the colours you can achieve from different plants and flowers.
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