Eco-Printing with Flowers (Online Demonstration)


Eco-Printing with Flowers (Online Demonstration)
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Eco-Printing with Flowers (Online Demonstration)     
An-Phuong Ly, natural dyer and textile artist


Join An to explore an exciting and approachable style of natural dyeing: eco-printing. In this online demonstration An will share a variety of plants and flowers that can be used for eco-printing, focusing on plants you can view on a visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden outdoor gardens. An will demonstrate eco-printing, in which plant matter is placed on top of fiber, bound, and then steamed, whereby color and form are transferred to the cloth. Finally, participants will learn about treating the fiber to keep color in place.

To learn more about color extraction, the set-up needed for natural dyes at home, and other foundational techniques, please watch An's previous USBG online programs, Natural Dyes at Home: The Basics and Natural Dyes at Home: Simple Techniques.

Intended Audience: Intermediate. Suitable for sprouted and full bloom learners, this program dives deeper into the topic. Please note: this program does not contain introductory information.

Please note: This program will be offered through the online platform Livestorm. Clicking on the pre-registration link below will allow you to register through that system.

DATE: Friday, May 20
TIME: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET
LOCATION: online
FREE: Pre-registration required


United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 225-8333