Printing with Leaves using the Heat Press
Enjoy a day exploring dye sublimation using a heat press to create unique and exciting designs. You will be carefully guided through the different stages by demonstrations and will begin by collecting leaves from the gardens.
In the morning we will prepare dye papers and add colour to the leaves ready to print onto a range of different polyester fabrics.
This fascinating technique produces vibrant designs with incredible detail and the results are often surprising.
No experience needed, suitable for beginners interested in trying new textile techniques.
Clare Walsh is a Textile Designer, Maker and Workshop tutor, with a background in education and a lifetime love of textiles she uses botanical material to print directly onto fabric, creating vibrant unique prints which are used in garments, interior products and accessories. Inspired by and printed from nature her printed textiles are created for bespoke commissions and special projects. Travels in India and a growing collection of hand carved Indian printing blocks have inspired hand printed designs on natural linen and organic cottons and Clare’s enthusiasm for printed textile design, is communicated in the range of courses and workshops she delivers to students of all ages.
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