Leaf Prints on Cloth

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$137

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What you will learn in this dyeing course:

01

Class 1:

  • About Roxanne
  • Materials needed and tools
  • Eco Print History
  • Fabric Type-sourcing
  • Scouring
  • quick scour cotton
  • deep scour cotton
  • Silk/Wool Orvus paste
  • quick/deep clean

Class 2:

  • Mordants
  • cold/hot process Alum
  • Alum on silk and wool
  • Alum/soda on Cotton for Leaf Print
  • MAKE: alum mordant
  • Iron Mordant- Pot as Mordant
  • Iron bits in bundles
  • MAKE: Iron Mordant

Class 3:

  • Leaf Collecting
  • golden rules
  • Identification tips
  • storage options
  • Leaf Testing Swatches
  • MAKE: swatches
  • (pre mordanted cloth)
  • Alum Mordant
  • Iron Mordant
  • Note keeping
  • organizing tips
02

Class 4:

  • T-shirt Dark
  • Basic Formula
  • Basic Bundle 1
  • Iron on cloth
  • Iron in pot
  • Deep dark print.
  • MAKE: t-shirt

Class 5:

  • t-shirt combo mordant
  • Alum and Iron combo
  • Alum mordant
  • Iron Dip
  • Chalk Dip
  • folding options
  • bundle with no barrier
  • MAKE: T-shirt

Class 6:

  • Barrier Options
  • Blocking cloth options-
  • cotton sheeting
  • paper sheet
  • both
  • MAKE: T-shirt with barrier cloth middle
  • Dyestuff in water option
03

Class 7:

  • Silk Bundle
  • different types of silk, weave
  • Iron Pot as Mordant
  • barrier and no barrier
  • Alum only
  • Iron only
  • Alum and Iron

Class 8:

  • Wool Bundle
  • Wool/Silk Fabric
  • Cautions with wool
  • Felting
  • Iron sensitivity
  • Temperature shock and agitation

Class 9:

  • Troubleshooting errors
  • Show and tell
  • Tree Maps
  • Care of natural dyed textiles
  • washing instruction
  • Ironing tips
  • Common mistakes
  • Projects with fabrics that have less than desirable results.

Bonus:

  • BONUS CLASS: Making Ink walnut
  • Materials List
Leaf Prints on Cloth
Leaf Prints on Cloth
Leaf Prints on Cloth
Leaf Prints on Cloth
Leaf Prints on Cloth

About this dyeing course online:

Learn the Unique Contact print process of transferring the color and shape of natural leaves onto Fabric. We will learn a good foundation in this class starting with fabric preparation. We will scour and mordant the cloth to achieve a variety of results. I will cover several methods on how you can begin to explore this eco-aware practice. We will be digging deep in this workshop on finding and fostering connection to our own landscape and reflecting on the beauty in our own backyard. I will be covering how to test leaves for potential, so no mater where you are in the world you can explore what your homeland has to offer.
 

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Leaf Prints on Cloth

Time table:
9 hours

Level:
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Fiber artists, dyeing enthusiasts, anyone who loves fibers or want to start a new hobby or career.

Main objective:
Learn the amazing art of the contact print process of transferring the color and shape of natural leaves onto Fabric.

Prerequisite:
None

Curious Mondo Instructor Roxanne Vigos

About the instructor

Roxanne Vigos

I started my company Sago in 2008 with the intention of creating beautiful, unique jewelry for people who also felt a deep connection to storytelling, adornment and very individual pieces for everyday wear. Perhaps even people who longed to try on another way of seeing the world, feeling and being in the world. Much of my inspiration has come from my love of dance and global dance cultures and adornment around the world.

In 2014 I added a naturally dyed textile element to my company Sago. I had a call to explore nature on a deeper level, specifically understanding trees. I learned about a technique called eco-print where color and shape from leaves were transferred to cloth and paper. I immediately saw this as a map to communicate with nature in an artistic way and I had to learn more. I was able to study with several masters in the field over the next few years allowing me to explore and Jind my own way in the art while studying with some of the pioneers of the techniques that captivated me. I see each of the things I do as a way to connect people to both their own being and the world outside of our being.