May 26, 2018

Botanical Printing
Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 9:00am–4:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Botanical printing uses historical methods to capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature – resulting in stunning plant portraits on fabric. Leaves are layered onto natural fabrics, tightly bundled, then steamed or boiled. This environmentally gentle process permanently transfers botanical pigments without synthetic dyes, inks or paints. Anna Zell, textile artist, designer and pattern-maker, will lead you step by step through the eco-printing process. You’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and either crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf, along with the knowledge necessary to make more, for yourself or as spectacular gifts for others. (See Anna’s work at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236. Location: Manor House and East Terrace. $125/person includes all silk fabric and dyeing supplies, along with a take-home kit. Pre-registration required.


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