Natural Dyes & Eco-Print Workshop
October 24 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm$250.00
Saturday and Sunday October 24 & 25, 2020 | 10AM – 4PM
Join Gosia Eco Designs’, Margaret Marcy for this unique weekend workshop exploring the magic of natural dyes and eco printing! Create a natural fiber botanical wrap/scarf using Margaret’s Eco Printing technique with flowers and leaves. Finished wrap will be approx. 70”x22”.
- Get to know local plants for printing
- Learn the process for mordanting protein and cellulose fabrics
- Eco print with dyes and mordant blankets
- Discover different methods of bundling and steaming process
You will leave the class having learned the basics of Eco Printing and with the know-how to continue printing at home!
$250 (plus HST). Ages 16+
Maximum 8 participants. (Minimum of 4 students required to be registered by Wednesday October 7th to offer this workshop. For those registered, confirmation that registration has been reached will be given by Thursday October 8th.)
**We have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols within our building and in our workshop spaces. Work stations are 6 feet apart, masks must be worn. For more information about our workshop safety procedures, please click here.
Note* $50 kit fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Included in this package; silk scarf, cotton fabric, fabric swatches, plant materials, natural dyes, mordants, twine, paper towel.
Student supply list: apron, rubber gloves
About the Instructor
Artist Margaret Marcy has spent her working life amidst fashion companies. After 30 + years in the industry, Margaret finally decided that it was time for a change. She longed to pursue her creative passions, rather than continue to create things solely for profit. Gosia Eco Designs is a marriage between Margaret’s passions; Mother Nature and fashion. Each piece is meticulously crafted by hand. It takes many hours to complete a single design. She uses only high quality 100% natural fabrics and dyes derived from plants and natural metals. Margaret does not believe in using any harmful chemicals during her creative process. As such, her pieces are sustainable and eco-friendly.