Botanical Printing with Anna Zell
Leach Botanical Garden - 6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236, United States
Student Work Drying on the East Terrace
Botanical printing uses historical methods to capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature – resulting in stunning plant portraits on fabric. Leaves are layered onto natural fabrics, tightly bundled, then steamed or boiled. This environmentally gentle process permanently transfers botanical pigments without synthetic dyes, inks or paints.
Textile artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through the eco-printing process. At the end of the day, you’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and either crepe-de-chine or charmeuse silk scarf. You’ll have the knowledge to make more for yourself or as spectacular gifts for others. (See Anna’s work at www.facebook.com/annazelldesigns
Sunday, April 19, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Meets in the Manor House. You'll spend much of the day on your feet. Wear comfortable shoes!
Cost: $130 general/$120 Leach Garden Friend. Includes all silk fabric and dying supplies but please click on the supplies link below for what you will need to bring.