D06 Ecoprint a Wall Hanging with M. Theresa Brown
Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds – 4-H Hall
Learn to ecoprint a wall hanging! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers. Learn the techniques to create beautiful, all-natural designs and colors drawn directly from nature on wool. Working on a 20″ x 30″ section of wool, students will learn techniques to create symmetrical (or random) designs on their pieces that can be transformed into beautiful wall decor or even pillows! Instructions for washing, drying and finishing pieces at home are included. Students are encouraged to bring leaves, weeds and flowers for their use. Skill level: Suitable for all. Maximum number of students: 14. Students should bring: Leaves and plants from home.
Class Code: D06 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.