D04 Ecoprint on Wool and Silk in Color with M. Theresa Brown
Thursday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds – 4-H Hall
An advanced technique which introduces color to learning how to ecoprint on wool and silk! Ecoprinting involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers using a water bath process. Students need some knowledge of ecoprinting for this class as we will build on that to learn color techniques to enhance the beautiful, all-natural designs and colors drawn directly from nature on silk and wool. At the end of the seminar, students will take home both a silk and wool dyed and ecoprinted scarf and the knowledge to continue! Skill level: Advanced beginner. Maximum number of students: 14. Students should bring: Leaves and plants from home.
Class Code: D04 Class Fee: $110. Materials Fee: $25.
M. Theresa Brown is a long-time professional portrait artist whose art career embraces many areas of the Arts. Her years of printmaking and color work led her to explore the fiber arts. Using many similar skills and accumulated knowledge, she evolved as a hand painter and ecoprinter on natural fibers. She uses natural dyes and low impact synthetic dyes and merges them into unique, beautiful designs on silk and wool, and even leather. She turns her transformed work into artisanal clothing, accessories, and art. Her articles and designs have appeared in international publications such as No Serial Number and Belle Armoire. She has been an instructor at many fiber art shows including Southeastern Animal Fiber Fest, Carolina Fiber Fest, Kentucky Sheep and Wool, and Michigan Fiber Fest. She and her artist husband, Stephen Filarsky, reside in rural North Carolina with their alpacas, chickens and family dogs.