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Introduction to Botanical Printing

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this workshop you will use a range of readily available leaves and plants to create fabulous prints on fabrics. You will learn how to find the best plants for printing, explore different ways to create prints, sampling and experimenting on cotton fabric. Using your samples for ideas and inspiration you will apply your new-found knowledge to print a beautiful silk scarf to take home.


About botanical printing


Botanical printing (also referred to as eco-printing, bundling and contact printing) is a way to transfer the beautiful shapes, outlines, colours and textures of plants and leaves from the leaf direct to fabric or paper. Different results may be obtained by using naturally-occurring tannins, mordants and modifiers as well as combining with other natural dyes and dyestuffs. Fun, inexpensive and easy to do at home, it is as exciting as it is unpredictable!

Artist bio


Debbie has been a textile artist and dyer for over 25 years and has been teaching for over 12 years. She considers herself to be a restless experimenter – learning the rules then taking them and pushing them to the limit, always testing the boundaries of what is possible. Debbie sold her first designs at age 14 and has been designing ever since – whether for herself, for publication or for design companies. A firm believer in the therapeutic benefits of creativity, she studied textiles (after her first degree in Classics!) and is a qualified arts for health and wellbeing practitioner.


About the venue


Sunny Bank Mills is an inspirational cultural destination in the heart of the local community of Farsley, Leeds. Founded in 1829, these glorious Mills are being regenerated by the sixth generation of the family owners, creating a wonderful blend of work, leisure and culture.


Course terms and booking conditions


Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. As materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.


If we need to cancel the course for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.


March 9
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom