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Eco Dyeing and Backgrounds

Who:  Anyone interested in learning how to make awesome paper and backgrounds.  

What:  Eco Dyeing with Amanda and Backgrounds with Becci

When:  See Schedule

Where:  At Stephs Studio ~ 210 Box Butte Ave. Alliance, NE

Why:  Why not?

Cost: $50 (Included in class fee are lots or papers for you to

                  take home)

What will we do:  The search for hidden colours, forms and textures is what is so aluring about eco dyeing and eco printing. Eco dyeing and eco printing are essentially direct contact printing methods, drawing out pigments from plants to make interesting and often surprising marks on cellulose (cotton, linen) and protein (silk, wool) fibres, and even papers.  While traditional dye practices provide indispensable information and guidance for eco printing, not every color available in a plant reveals itself in a traditional immersion dye pot.  Eco printing aims to use traditional dye plants in both old and new ways and to try plants not well known as dye sources.  Art, like science, reveals the invisible!

How do I sign up?  Call Steph’s Studio 308-762-7655

                               To reserve your spot.  Space is limited.

What to bring:  

-  leaves/plants

-  flowers/petals

-  thin roots

-  weeds

-  onion skins

-  Anything organic you think may dye or leave an impression on paper! Be creative! does have to be somewhat thin as we will be wrapping these around a pipe.

Backgrounds with Becci: Looking for a new idea or 10 for some interesting backgrounds for you next project? We will be doing up to a dozen unique samples of techniques that work for many difference projects. Will be using several everyday items that you probably have around the house, can you say crayons? We will  also be experimenting with several new products out on the market. You will have time to complete a variety of samples while we are boiling our paper from Amanda’s side of the class. This will be some great “arting fun”.


                 Items will be available                          

                         to purchase from Steph’s Studio.  

               and YOU ready for a afternoon out of FUN!

          View Class and Workshop Schedule for 2017