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Printing with Plant Dye

7th - 28th November, Thursdays, 6.00 - 8.30pm (4 sessions)

  • Starts 7 Nov
  • 165 British pounds
  • East Side Print

Available spots

About the course

Create vibrant printing ink from natural dyes to screenprint your designs onto paper and fabric. Using plant dye extracts and plant materials, learn how to create a wonderful variety of colourful printing inks by combining these with natural thickeners. Please note this course is aimed at those who have experience of screenprinting on paper or fabric and would like to learn how to make plant-based ink. On this course you will learn how to: • make natural based thickeners for screen printing onto paper and fabric • create colours from plant dye extracts, seasonal plants and vegetables • mix, intermix and extend plant ink to create different colours • use modifiers to shift the colour tones • experiment with layering colours through overprinting • learn how to fix and wash your fabric printed works. At the end of the course you will have a printed and written record of your plant based colours, as well as your screenprinted samples and finished works. All natural dyestuffs and printmaking materials plus 8 sheets of papers, half a metre of fabric and sample fabric included in the course fee. Tutor: Cath Bristow


Cancellation Policy

Course cancellations need to be made 28 days in advance via email for a refund and will be subject to a £10 administration fee. 
 Cancellations after this period will be subject to an administration charge of 50% of the course fee.  
Short notice cancellations made 7 days or less before the start of the course are non-refundable. If you cannot attend a course but have a friend or colleague that can take your place instead then there will be no admin fee for transferring the place.

Contact Us

  • East Side Print, Eastern Place, Kemptown, Brighton, UK

Course dates may be subject to change if Covid-19 restrictions are extended. If you have booked onto a course we will contact you to reschedule. Please read our Terms and Conditions for our cancellation policy, including cancellation charges. Unless otherwise stated our courses are for adults aged 18yrs or over, and are suitable for all abilities. We offer small class sizes and an encouraging and inclusive learning environment.

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