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Botanical Painting on Cloth with Amanda de Beaufort

  • Oh! Canary 513 A Valley St. Maplewood (map)

Local natural dyer Amanda de Beaufort will introduce participants to the age old process of

botanical dyeing—the process of using plants to create sustainable, toxin-free dye.

In this workshop participants will learn how to make their own paints from plants, flowers and other

natural extracts. Working on fabric and paper, participants will come home with the knowledge on how

to create a rainbow of different colors using modifiers and other techniques including using natural

thickeners. Botanical paints are perfect for breathing new life into old stained clothing or an eco-art

activity for children.

Each participant will leave with a bandana of their own creation. Participants are also encouraged to

bring their own medium to small sized natural fiber (cotton, wool, silk, linen, etc.) item to paint. This

technique is perfect for garments or linens with stains. Any synthetic content will not be suitable for

dyeing.

No prior experience required.

$75. All materials including bandana are included in the price of the workshop.

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