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Eco Printing from the Garden

with Audrey Nicoll

All welcome
New Dates, October 1 & 2
1pm - 4pm, 1pm - 2pm

About the Workshop

Come make a beautiful silk scarf using an environmentally friendly printing method that uses the pigments and tannins from your garden plants. We will spend the first afternoon gathering plant material to use in your design to print large silk scarves. The second day we will unwrap our scarves, let them dry, and take them home to press. Depending on the plant material used different colours are extracted and the shapes and colours are embedded into the silk.

Paint Brushes

Material List

Garden pruners or sharp scissors
Your favourite freshly cut flowers and/or garden greenery. If you have particular plant material that you would like to try printing with, please bring it along.

Vintage linens -must be 100% natural fabrics such as linen, cotton, silk. Best to use smaller linens such as tea towels, napkins, pillow cases, and should be a light colour to allow the plant materials to show against the fabric.
Wooden sticks (round) approximately 1” diameter or thick metal rods each at least 15” long


Your Instructor

Audrey Nicoll

Audrey Nicoll is a NSCAD and UBC Fine Arts graduate. She has taught in the public school system for thirty years starting in Vancouver and recently retiring as the IB Art teacher at Park View Education Centre. Audrey’s studio practice consists of large scale mixed media drawings focused on environmental issues, which she has shown throughout the Maritimes. Her teaching commitment took her away from her studio over the last few years, and she looks forward to the return to her studio in Chester Basin.