Dotti Day – Eco Printing
Long time TTAG member, Dotti Day, will share her experience and research in Eco printing and dyeing. Eco printing can be used with paper and various fabrics. Silk and wool are the most receptive to color but cotton and linen can also be used.
“Eco printing or eco dyeing is a contemporary application of the traditions of natural dyeing. In eco printing or dyeing, plants are enclosed in textiles or paper, bundled by winding over rods or stacked in layers and then steamed or immersed in hot water to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes.” – Threadborne
Dotti will demonstrate the various processes and the group will be able to experiment with the techniques of bundling and wrapping. She will bring several steamed items ready to unwrap so members can see the surprises of the results.
Members who attended the November TTAG retreat are asked to bring samples of their projects. Their materials and examples will be discussed. If other members have tried this technique, please bring your items to share.