Leaf Prints on Cloth!
Free LIVE Training w/ Roxanne Vigos
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-- it's Free!
Live and Free*: Nov. 2-4, 2020!
from 11:00am-2pm EDT
(8-11am PT, 9-12pm MT, 10-1pm CT,
3-6pm GMT, 4-7pm BST)
About the course
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 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.
Some topics we will cover:
- Fabric choices cotton, silk and wool.
- Scouring our fabric, preparing the fabric.
- Mordants and co-mordants and different ways to use them.
- Leaf Collecting, The golden rules of foraging with mindfulness.
- Testing leaf possibility and safety of materials gathered.
- Preserving seasonal materials in a number of ways.
- BONUS CLASS Making beautiful Natural Ink
About The Instructor
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.