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Ecoprinting & Natural Dyeing on Cloth & Paper

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Ecoprinting & Natural Dyeing on Cloth & Paper
Anne Covell
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$350 plus $40 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will experiment with processes of natural dyeing and ecoprinting on cloth and paper. Working from locally sourced plants and environmentally sustainable materials, we'll focus first on proper methods for mordanting and dyeing, as well as how to shift colors and print from plants. Additionally, we'll explore techniques for rusting, bleaching, and creating resists using natural indigo. Finally, we'll use the materials we have dyed to create beautiful, unique books. We'll back our dyed cloth to turn it into bookcloth and create an elegant softcover book using the materials we have created to highlight the subtle beauty of the dyed cloth and paper.

About the Instructor(s)

Anne Covell received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where she attended on an Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be seen in over 35 collections including the Yale University Arts Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Library of Chile.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Fresh or pressed flowers and plants to print and dye with

• Waterproof or water-resistant apron and shoes

• Comfortable clothes that can get messy and wet

• Scissors

• Twine

• Exacto or Olfa snapblade with extra blades


• Small ruler or triangle

• Bonefolder

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Arches text wove paper

• Watercolor paper

• Linen cloth

• Cotton cloth

• Silk cloth

• Natural hemp thread

• Indigo dye kit

• Logwood extract

• Cutch extract

• Brazilwood

• Myrobalan extract

• Aluminum acetate

• Ferrous sulfate

• Walnut hulls

• Eucalyptus leaves

• Earth pigments

• Paint strainer bags

• Guar gum

• Soy wax

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