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Botanical Printing Workshop - August 4th

Regular price $200.00
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This summer learn botanical printing at a flower farm in Underhill Vermont.  This is a unique opportunity to learn this craft at the farm where the flowers are grown (there is also a pretty amazing view on Mount Mansfield).

Botanical printing uses flowers, leaves and other foliage to dye fabric, the pigments are transferred to fabric or paper leaving the impression of the plant behind.  The fabric is then steamed to set the dye.

In this class you will learn about selecting the best plants for successful printing and different techniques for activating the pigments and tannin's in the plants to achieve different results.  You will complete one silk scarf in class and receive instruction on how to repeat this process at home.

Imagine practicing botanical printing at home with plants and flowers from your own backyard!

Everything you'll need for the class will be provided.

Instructor: Hilary Baker @hilary_studiohb

Farm: Goose Feather Flowers in Underhill, VT

Date: August 4th, 10:00 am to  3:30 pm (5 1/2 hours).  This is the only workshop we will offer this year.  Cancellations will be refunded up to July 21st, after this date no refunds will be given.

Class includes:

Kit of materials ($50 value):

  • Silk Scarf
  • Scouring ingredients and recipe
  • Mordanting (protein fabric) ingredients and recipe
  • All bundle building materials
  • A surprise print and/or dye material

While we will be working with protein fabric in the class, the workshop will inform about both protein and cellulose fibers.

Tour of the farm

We will provide lunch and beverages (please notify us of any allergies or food restrictions)

About Hilary in her own words:

I am a visual artist living on a small New England farm with my partner, our Australian Shepherd Zinnia, and two tiger cats named Sherlock and Smidgen. Everyday proves to be a delightful chance to learn about the art of nature that surrounds me and for that I am so very grateful.

As someone who has dedicated my years to both artistry and farming, about five years ago, I embarked on a mission to align my artwork with an environmentally sustainable art practice. My aim was to forge a deeper bond with nature and cultivate awareness of the vulnerabilities within our environment. Early in this endeavor, I discovered botanical contact printing, and it instantly captured my attention. Since then, I've dedicated myself to refining my skills and acquiring expertise in extracting color from nature through botanical printing, natural dyeing, and the making of plant-based pigments. I am currently working on integrating these techniques into my encaustic artwork, embracing a harmonious fusion of art and nature.

About Goose Feather Flowers: Two Friends - Two Farms in their own words:

Jess (Summit Maple Flowers) and Tina (Bear Claw Flower Farm) met in flower school… Floret Farm’s Online Workshop.  We bonded over making the leap from experienced gardeners to professional growers, big white farm dogs and a gaggle of geese.  


Beyond sharing a love of flowers, we are passionate about soil health, pollinator habitats, regenerative agriculture and bringing awareness to the slow flowers movement.  


We created Goose Feather Flowers to sell what we grow together.  Planning, marketing and selling together makes the business of flowers more fun.  

 

Be advised: This workshop will be held on a working farm. By purchasing this class you are acknowledging an awareness of risk associated with this location and business and you accept these risks.  You accept that you will not hold liable Goose Feather Flowers, or Stash Fabric LLC for any injuries that may occur here.