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Nicola Brown

I am passionate about using natural materials and local vegetation to create decorative art, interior accessories and luxurious art to wear. My current fine art textile practice revolves around the use of felt making and eco printing, a simple process where natural fabric including silk, linen, lambswool and hand made felt is wrapped with leaves, onion skins, seed pods, bark and other local hedgerow material. These bundles are tied up tightly then go through a heating process to help extract colour directly from the organic matter.

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About this Course

Over the course of a six week period Nicola will share with participants how she achieves clear, repeatable eco prints on protein based fabric (silk, wool, felt, cashmere etc.) and give them the necessary skills to confidently do this time after time.

From gathering the necessary tools and equipment to experimenting with different processing methods she will guide students beyond the basics and encourage them to experiment for themselves. 

Exciting extras include printing on paper, a simple method for printing on cellulose fabric (linen, ramie, cotton etc.) and an introduction to printing on up-cycled clothing.

This workshop will empower the total beginner to have confidence in the process and be able to repeat their results when working by themselves. There should also be plenty of 'ah ha' moments for the more experienced eco printer too! 

Answers to frequently asked questions about how the course is delivered etc. may be found here on Nicola's website.