Post-Mother’s Day Bouquet Eco-printing
Learn eco-printing and make your own beautiful, bundle-dyed scarves in this colorful class!
Eco-printing is a natural dye technique that essentially prints botanicals, like flowers, onto fabric and results in colorfast, ephemeral, and unique designs.
In this class, we will use pressed and dried flowers in conjunction with fresh flowers from your bouquets for bundle dyeing directly from flowers. You are encouraged to bring in some fresh or dried flowers to memorialize in color and fabric. Any flowers are welcome, whether gifted for an occasion or not, and everyone is welcome! (Not all flowers will dye, see the list below for recommendations. But this is ok. Using flowers from an occasion still imbues some added story and meaning whether they dye or not.)
You will learn about preparing the fabric, bundle dyeing techniques, and post-treatment to leave class with one-of-a-kind scarves.
- 35x35” habotai silk scarf- pre-mordanted for dyeing
- 27x27” cotton bandana- pre-mordanted for dyeing
- Botanical dye kit- dried and pressed cosmos, coreopsis, sulfur cosmos, and marigold flowers (local and organic)
Materials to Bring (sold separately/not provided):
These are suggested for dyeing and may be in bouquets
- Scabiosa (pincushion)
Other flowers less likely to be in bouquets that are great for dyeing
(You will have enough dyestuff in your kit to still complete a project if you are not able to bring fresh flowers. This is just encouraged as a way to add a personal touch if you wish.)
About your instructor: Hannah Whitaker is a local artist and printmaker who believes deeply in the interconnected nature of art, soul, nature, and community. She seeks to spread delight through making wearable art that is not only sustainable but regenerative. She shares her art and process as Toría Designs. (@toriadesigns.byhannah)