LEARNING WITH ME

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I love teaching my craft, I teach the workshops below online live using the Zoom platform. If you are in the wrong time zone you can still benefit from the workshop by using the recording of the sessions I make, they are available for several weeks.

With each workshop I deliver written instructions and those are yours to keep. And support via a Facebook group private group. Finally most of the time I will offer a follow up show and tell where we can show our work and clear questions.

To book a space select your workshop and make a payment. You will receive a receipt and within a day or so a confirmation of your space. I am afraid that I am not able to offer refunds on online workshops but I will always try and offer you a space at an alternative date if your circonstances prevent you to complete a workshop on have committed to.

To read a full description of each workshop scroll down to the bottom past all the booking buttons ….

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4 weeks Botanical printing course on paper in my Glasgow Studio

4 weeks introduction to Botanical printing on paper for Art in my lovely Glasgow West end studio. Starts on 20th October at 6.30pm till 8.30 pm and weekly after that. All provided, just bring an apron or old clothes and gloves if you have delicate skin. We will explore mordants, dyes and leaves to create wonderful leaf prints and what we can do with them. Suitable for beginners or more advance printers. A sustainable way to create with nature. Sessions last 2 hours, prints to take away at every workshop and learning with each print.

£129.00

LEAVES ON PAPER – SELF PACED COURSE IN BOTANICAL CONTACT PRINTING ON PAPER

This is an online course in Botanical Contact Printing on paper. It is perfect for beginners as it teaches step by step. It is based on written instructions, photos and video material, a FB for support and from time to time a live session. Release is 1st of Septembre for the first time and for the first lesson thereafter additional lessons every two weeks (12 lessons in total). Once the course is online it is yours to keep. For anyone joining after that date you will access everything that is already online in one go.

£120.00

FRESH JAPANESE INDIGO EXTRACTION AND DYE METHODS

In this course (replay of a live course this summer) I am sharing a number of methods via a discussion with participants recorded and some instructions for you to use your persicaria tinctoria (Japanese Indigo), we will do some vats from leaves, some vats from dried leaves, some extraction cold and hot, and work at getting the Indirubin. This will be useful to Indigo growers.

£50.00

A LEAVES AND PAPER DIARY, MY YEAR LONG BOTANICAL PRINTING ON PAPER COURSE ONLINE beg. APRIL 2023

Perfect for beginners. In this course I will spend 12 months (12 sessions) teaching you all I know about Eco Printing on paper for Art, from target paper to method, mordant, botanics, printing paste… we will study how the process works and how you can program a great result after learning to understand your results. This is a repeat of 2021 course. With a mix of live online sessions and delivery of instructions by email. Each month provides a new technique. We communicate on zoom and via a FB page for support, there is ongoing conversations and a lot of learning. Small group only

£216.00

HAND PRINTED FABRICS USING BOTANICAL PASTES ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOP, starts on 1st April 2023 for 4 weeks

Starting on the April 2023 , this workshop online live is a collaboration between myself and Drussilla Cole an english Print maker and concentrates on printing patterns on fabric using Botanical pastes. You will learn all how to create some botanical pastes, use them and cure them, and about creating tools to print with from lino cutting to other more flexible blocks. This is perfect for beginners.

£216.00

ECOPRINTING ON PAPER FOR ART – THE PDF METHOD (SELF PACED WORKSHOP NO LIVE)

In this PDF instruction I will share with you my technique developed over several years of Ecoprinting on paper to get clear and colourful prints using Botanical material and Natural dyes. We will explore via the PDF text and a number of videos 3 methods (simmering in dyes, dyes and tannin blankets, Iron blanket, steaming with blankets, texture blankets) on a variety of paper using several natural dyes or tannins. You will learn to: – Select paper – Understand your leaves fresh and dried. – Understand mordants and dyes and extract your dyes from nature – Put together your equipment – Print your paper – Learning to discharge text or designs from your prints – Finish and seal your paper so you can use it for making books, putting on a frame, using for greeting cards… Will be delivered by email link in 24 hours of purchasing

£49.00

PRINTALONG COTINUS ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOP 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

This will be a great fun day botanical contact printing the Cotinus leaves online live together using the zoom platform. On the 25th of septembre we will meet at lunchtime UK time and spend 5 hours together. I will share 3 techniques and you will have the chance to print while we are online. You will receive instructions before the workshop so you have time to get ready… we can then share our results and ask questions… This is the first time I offer interaction with the Cotinus method live. We will print on fabric, paper and extract pigment. If you are booked for this workshop I will also offer you a virtual view of the Cotinus exhibition in Glasgow on the 11th of Septembre

£45.00

THE TRUE COLOUR OF THE COTINUS ON PAPER – SELF PACED METHOD (NO LIVE SESSIONS)

The True Colour of the Cotinus is a global online project I launched in 2020, it is about Ecoprinting the Cotinus leaves to obtain blue. The PAPER method was finalised in 2020 after two global online testing with 100 participants each. We use facebook to share results. This method gives you the final result and how to get Blue out of your own leaves/fabric. It is best for silk and linen but will work for cotton and other material. It is suitable for beginners … by buying this method you are in the project and will be able to access the Private Facebook group of over 500 participants to post your results and interact.

£25.00

DYE AND STITCH A MEDITATIVE JOURNEY, ONLINE LIVE workshop starts Spring 2023

This is a collaborative workshop between myself and Textile artist Suzanne Sikkerbol, to experience the mindfullness of stitching blue hand dyed cloth and its meditative effect. In two live sessions we will learn to set up an Indigo Vat from Natural Indigo and the beauty of the Natural vat, dye cloth and transform the result in a slow and meaningfully made object. The process will be informed by the slow technique and the importance of the material we will use. This is perfect for participants who like a sustainable process and for beginners. Was

£173.00

DYE AND STITCH A MEDITATIVE JOURNEY (INDIGO KIT FOR UK PARTICIPANTS)

An Indigo vat kit for the participants of this workshop who are in the UK, all ingredients but no equipment. This is for you if you want to take part and don’t know how to source your ingredients. Guidance will be given as far as equipment is concerned.

£27.50

MAKE A FERROUS VAT – ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOP on the 17 September at 2.30pm

This is an online workshop on setting up a Natural Indigo Ferrous vat. In a 3 hours live online on zoom session + instructions online and support group we will learn how to set up from home a 10 litre Ferrous vat suitable for dying Cellulose materials and Silk. I will share tips to maintain the vat and a couple of shibori folds for you to practise with. There is a starter pack of Organic Tamil Indigo available if you live in the UK – This is suitable for beginners

£55.00

Make a Ferrous Indigo Vat – Starter pack of Organic Tamil Indigo for UK participants, 17 Septembre

This is a starter pack allowing you to make a 10 L Ferrous vat (does not include the container, you will still need to find yourself a suitable container with a lid). It will include Natural Organic Tamil Indigo powder, ferrous and lime as well as some organic material samples to test your vat and a few ph strips to get you started.

£27.00

PRINT AND DIP, ONLINE WORKSHOP IN ECOPRINTING AND INDIGO DYEING for UK participants

NEW DATE TO BE COMMUNICATED This is an action packet online live workshop where you learn to Eco-print paper and Indigo dye it after setting up a hydrosulfate vat. You learn two skills in the demonstration and then set out at home to have a go. If you live in the UK you will receive a kit with the Indigo vat ingredients. Elsewhere look below. On zoom, 3 hours and suitable for beginners

£75.00

PRINT AND DIP, ONLINE WORKSHOP IN ECO-PRINTING AND INDIGO DYEING for overseas

SAME AS ABOVE NO STARTER PACK NEW DATE TO BE COMMUNICATED

£55.00

ECO PRINTING ON PAPER FOR ART ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOPS

29th October 4pm for 2 hours . This is a 2 hours workshop during which I will teach you the first steps of Eco-Printing on paper for Art. It is for beginners with a strong interest in Eco printing and paper. We will look at mordants, basic dyes and the leaves. You will learn a unique way to get a strong and precise print. This technique is perfect for home use specifically if you dont have a studio space. If you want more… scroll up for the 12 months course

£38.50

MAKE BLACK INK ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOP – NEW DATE COMING

This is a one meet only workshop online live and part of the Black and White workshop above. We will meet and transform Oak gall tannin into the best three dimensionnal Black Ink. Then with ph modifiers we will transform its colour. And you will get tips for using it. There is a FB group available to communicating and sharing results

£50.00

INDIGO DYEING WORKSHOP AT THE BOTANICS 9th july at 12.30 till 4.30

Spend an afternoon in the glorious Kibble Palace of the Botanic garden of Glasgow learning to set up a Natural Indigo Vat, learning to use it to dye, making some Shibori fold and clamp pieces. We will also harvest some Fresh Japanese Indigo leaves from The dye garden #theindigoplot and learn how to dye silk with them. This is perfect for beginners but also good for more advanced participants

£60.00

INDIGO DYEING WORKSHOP IN THE BOTANICS 13 august 2022 at 12.30 noon for 4 hours

Spend an afternoon in the glorious Kibble Palace of the Botanic garden of Glasgow learning to set up a Natural Indigo Vat, learning to use it to dye, making some Shibori fold and clamp pieces. We will also harvest some Fresh Japanese Indigo leaves from The dye garden #theindigoplot and learn how to dye silk with them. This is perfect for beginners but also good for more advanced participants

£60.00

BLUE AND WHITE PRINTS, RESIST PRINTING WITH INDIGO DYE 17th Septembre for 3 weeks

Spend 3 sessions learning how to create wonderful printed fabrics using a resist past method and and Indigo vat. We will learn how to set up an Indigo vat, learn to dye with it and then to create a multiple layer printed pieces using a resist paste technique (Soya/lime)

£162.00

INDIGO STORY, FOUR WEEKS ONLINE WORKSHOP IN PRINTING AND DYEING BLUE new date coming

A four weeks online workshop exploring the magic of the ferrous vat. We will explore setting up a vat, dyeing with it, creating a printing paste with the Indigo and discharging cloth dyed with it. This workshop is perfect for textile lovers, stitchers, packwork quilters. 4 sundays starting NEW DATE COMING A starter pack is available for UK participants or at extra shipping cost to overseas participants.

£162.00

INDIGO STORY STARTER PACK. (cost for UK participants, enquire of extra shipping cost)

Starter pack including Natural Indian Indigo paste, other ingredients, a screen for printing or discharge. This cost is for UK participants, If you order this pack and live elsewhere email me bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com and I will advise of shipping costs to you

£60.00

Botanical Printing for Art, a leaves and fibre day in Urban Glasgow

ON 6TH August at 11am till 4pm In the lovely Woodlands space in the Glasgow West end as a small group we will be exploring Botanical printing on paper and fabric with local scottish leves. This is perfect for beginners or already advanced participants. We will make Art work and many samples

£95.00

BOTANICAL PRINTING AND NATURAL DYE WEEK END WORKSHOP ONLINE NEW DATE FOR AUTUMN 2022

In this workshop over a week end NEW DATE OF 2022 AUTUMN you will learn how to prepare fabrics, and eco-print using blankets and natural dyes. This is perfect for beginners and is run in a condensed way for those who want to learn fast or are short of time. We will prepare/mordant/print and extract dye. It is very complete and i use a combined mordant which gives great results. This is ran live on zoom and recorded for replay for 4 weeks. It is suitable for beginners. We work on silk and linen. You can email me for a kit if you need help.

£162.00

Eco Printing on paper for Art online workshop

This is an online workshop on zoom. During a two hours session we will learn a simple Eco Printing technique for work on paper using a natural dye, simple like Onion skin or a more established one like Logwood. I will run the workshop live, it will be recorded and the video shared for 4 weeks, I will also share a PDF instructions. This is a simple but really effective technique to print both fresh and dried leaves. This workshop is perfect for beginners.

Black and White a four weeks technique using Tannin and Iron

This is a 4 weeks workshop online were we will explore the potential of using Oak gall tannin and tannin. We will learn how to use it to print background to Eco Prints, to transform it into an Ink, modify its colour using Ph shifts, we will make a printing paste out of it to use for screening, stencilling and stamping as well as a discharge to also use for printing. We will work through a progression of technique using the same two elements creating very unique pieces. The workshop is ran on zoom in 4 sessions and one show and tell session. All sessions are available via video replay and a PDF instructions will be available to participants.

This workshop is available for beginners as well as more advanced participants. There is a great scope for working in specific area each participant is interested in both in paper or fabric

BOTANICAL PRINTING AND NATURAL DYE WEEK END ONLINE WORKSHOP

This two days workshop is perfect for those who want to learn how to get clear Eco Prints on both cellulose fabric or silk using a natural dye for a clean background. For complete beginners and more advance printers. We will get to grips preparing your fabrics as well as mordanting them, extracting natural dyes, preparing blankets, selecting leaves and printing. Finally finishing our fabric to a high standard.

The sessions will be live on zoom and recorded before being shared for replay to participants for 4 weeks together with a pdf instructions. There is a starter pack available. We will use tannin and Logwood dye on silk, cotton and bamboo.

FELT AND PRINT A WEEK END OF ONLINE FELTING AND ECOPRINTING WORKSHOP

This is a collaboration workshop with Felting artist Ewa Kuczniac. In two sessions over two separate week ends we will learn to Nano felt some wool and Eco Print it as well as a piece of recycled wool using Eucalyptus leaves to create beautiful strong orange prints. With the completed wool you will have the chance to create a pouch for a tablet or a book.

This is the perfect workshop for a beginner who looks into making stunning prints. It is perfect for a winter time workshop when the other botanics are not yet there.

The two sessions will be ran on zoom with a video replay available for 4 weeks and a pdf instructions. We will meet for a glorious show and tell to share our results.

PRINT AND DIP AN ONLINE ONE SESSION ECOPRINTING AND INDIGO DYEING WORKSHOP

This is an online workshop which combines two techniques, Eco printing and Indigo dyeing. In one session online of 3 hours we will Eco Print some leaves on paper, prepare an hydrosulfate Indigo vat and add Indigo to our prints. This workshop is ran online on zoom live and recorded for replay by the participants for up to 4 weeks, and a PDF instructions. This workshop is perfect for beginners, for multi media artists, to produce art work, greeting cards…

You will learn two techniques Eco printing and Indigo vat building.

PRINT AND STITCH AN ECO PRINTING AND STITCHING ONLINE WORKSHOP

This two sessions workshop is a collaborative workshop with Edinburgh bookbinder Cassandra Barron from Bookbinding with Cass. We will spend one live session getting to grips with Ecoprinting on paper using the gorgeous Sapanwood and tannin and iron on fabric and paper. It will be followed by bookbinding sessions via video links with Cassandra Barron. We will have a wonderful Show and Tell session to discuss our results. You will make 3 books using those two techniques and end up with a lot of additional Art work.

All sessions will be recorded and video recording will be available for replay.

This workshop is perfect for beginners, for book lovers and eco printers

INDIGO STORY, FOUR WEEK ONLINE WORKSHOP IN PRINTING AND DYEING BLUE

This is a four week online workshop for anyone in love with Indigo and mark making. We will learn to set up a ferrous vat and dyeing with it flat and shibori, we will use paste to resist the dye, turn Indigo into a printing paste, discharge it to create pattern. We will learn to finish our pieces and maintain our vat.

This is ran over 4 weeks on zoom with a video replay for participants to access for 4 weeks and a PDF instructions to keep.

This is perfect for textile lovers and a starter pack is available to UK participants or overseas at an extra shipping cost. It contains Organic Indian Indigo.

Published by bettysbeautifullife

I am a Christie's trained artist born in France but living in Glasgow. I work with Eco Techniques like Natural dyes, Eco Printing and Indigo dyeing using recycled material. I learn, teach and share my techniques, I work with communities and travel to Asia

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