Eco workshops for Autumn 2022/Spring 2023

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I love teaching my craft, I teach the workshops below online live using the Zoom platform or in person. 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 circumstances prevent you to complete a workshop on have committed to.

Growing Indigo (Japanese Indigo, Persicaria Tinctoria returns in 2023…

I have set up an event online to allow you to grow at home (particularly if you live in Scotland) there are various options to join the group of growers… You could just use the advice, grow and use the leaves for some blue moments or learn to make vats as we go along using some Indigo pigment till your own Indigo is ready. You could also book yourself on my most comprehensive course where I will share with you some very rewarding Fresh leaves Indigo techniques to extract pigment and make vats from it…. Visit my Eventbrite event to see the detail and book a space. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-indigo-diaries-grow-indigo-in-scotland-with-theindigoplot-tickets-472171677197

BOTANICAL PRINTING ON FABRIC – ONLINE LIVE – REDS AND PINKS 15/16 APRIL 2023

Online workshop, 15/16 april 2023. (two sessions online live on zoom) This is a new workshop on Botanical printing on fabric (we will use silk and linen only) using dyes which create pink and red backgrounds. We will spend the week end learning about preparing our fibre and printing them with botanical comparing work done with Madder, Sapan wood and Cochineal. We will address the role of the ferrous blanket in the colours obtained. You will learn a skill and finish samples. You will learn to extract from scratch Madder, Cochineal and Sapan wood dyes, preparing the blankets and print as well as finishing your fabric.

£150.00

NEW – BOTANICAL PRINTING ON FABRIC – REDS AND PINKS WEEK END IN MY GLASGOW STUDIO April date to be confirmed 2023

In person in my Glasgow Studio only available to a small group. This is a new workshop on Botanical printing on fabric (we will use silk and linen only) using dyes which create pink and red backgrounds. We will spend the week end learning about preparing our fibre and printing them with botanical comparing work done with Madder, Sapan wood and Cochineal. We will address the role of the ferrous blanket in the colours obtained. You will learn a skill and finish samples. You will learn to extract from scratch Madder, Cochineal and Sapan wood dyes, preparing the blankets and print as well as finishing your fabric.

£180.00

NEW – HAND PRINTING PAPER USING BOTANICAL PASTES ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOP, OCTOBER 2023 for 4 weeks

Starting on the October date to be confirmed , this workshop online live is the results of a year of research and testing into printing on paper using natural pigment made with Botanical extractions and it is specially suited to paper artists interested in mark making. During the 4 weeks we will learn how to extract colour out of nature via pigment lake transform this into a stable printing paste and create wonderful prints using your usual tool. I will demonstrate using small screens, stamps, lino blocks and other printing tools but there will also be one session when we experiment with houseshold tools to create random marks. You will learn all how to create some botanical pastes, use them and cure them. This is perfect for beginners. We will learn to use our surrounding plants for this and create an interesting colour pallet.

£216.00

4 weeks Botanical printing course on paper in my Glasgow Studio 5th April 2023

4 weeks introduction to Botanical printing on paper for Art in my lovely Glasgow West end studio. Starts on 5th April 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 – START ANY TIME SELF PACED ONLINE 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

THE TRUE COLOUR OF THE COTINUS SELF PACED ONLINE METHOD FOR FABRIC PRINTING

Was £25, The True Colour of the Cotinus is a global online project I launched in 2020, it is about Eco-printing the Cotinus leaves to obtain blue. The FABRIC METHOD was finalised in 2021 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

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/paper. 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

A LEAVES AND PAPER DIARY, MY YEAR LONG ONLINE LIVE ON ZOOM – 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

NEW – HAND PRINTING PAPER USING BOTANICAL PASTES ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOP, OCTOBER 2023 for 4 weeks

Starting on the October date to be confirmed , this workshop online live is the results of a year of research and testing into printing on paper using natural pigment made with Botanical extractions and it is specially suited to paper artists interested in mark making. During the 4 weeks we will learn how to extract colour out of nature via pigment lake transform this into a stable printing paste and create wonderful prints using your usual tool. I will demonstrate using small screens, stamps, lino blocks and other printing tools but there will also be one session when we experiment with houseshold tools to create random marks. You will learn all how to create some botanical pastes, use them and cure them. This is perfect for beginners. We will learn to use our surrounding plants for this and create an interesting colour pallet.

£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

NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED ECO PRINTING ON PAPER FOR ART ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOPS –

. 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

£31.00

BLUE AND WHITE PRINTS, RESIST PRINTING WITH INDIGO DYE DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 2023at 4pm for 3 weeks

Spend 3 sessions learning how to create wonderful printed fabrics using a resist past method and and Indigo vat. Date will be announced in April 2023. We will learn how to set up an Indigo ferrous vat, learn to dye with it and then to create a multiple layer printed pieces using a resist paste technique (Soya/lime)

£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

NEW DATES FOR SPRING 2023 COMING UP

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.

PRINT AND DIP AN ONLINE ONE SESSION ECOPRINTING AND INDIGO DYEING WORKSHOP – NEW WORKSHOP COMING UP IN SPRING 2023

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 – NEW DATES FOR SPRING 2023

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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