What the Course Covers

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    MODULE ONE: WELCOME AND SET UP

    • What You Will Learn

    • Learning Resources

    • Lesson One: Introduction

    • Lesson Two: Practicalities

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    MODULE TWO: PRINTING WITH ONION SKINS

    • Lesson Three: Printing with Onion Skins: Some Key Factors

    • Lesson Three: Printing with Onion Skins: Key Factors [Narrated Slide Show]

    • Lesson Four: Design Issues

    • Lesson Four: Design Issues [Narrated Slide Show]

    • Lesson Five: Printing a Scarf

    • Lesson Five: Printing a Scarf [Narrated Slide Show]

    • Lesson Five, Video One: Laying Out a Scarf and Onion Skins

    • Lesson Five, Video Two: Bundling

    • Lesson Five. Video Three: Laying Out a Scarf for a Tin Can

    • Lesson Five, Video Four: Bundling the Scarf on a Tin Can

    • Lesson Five, Video Five: The Effect of Covering the Tin Can

    • Lesson Five, Video Five: The Effect of Covering the Tin Can

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    MODULE THREE: PRINTING WITH LEAVES

    • Lesson Six: Understanding Leaves and Botanical Printing

    • Lesson Six: Understanding Leaves and Botanical Printing [Narrated Slide Show]

    • Lesson Seven: How Iron Makes a Difference

    • Lesson Seven: How Iron Makes a Difference [Narrated Slide Show]

    • Lesson Eight: Sampling Leaves and Fabric

    • Lesson Eight: Sampling Leaves and Fabric [Narrated Slide Show]

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    MODULE FOUR: DESIGNING AND PRINTING FABRIC

    • Lesson Nine: Printing Pieces of Fabric

    • Lesson Ten: Printing with an Iron Blanket

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction

  • Practicalities

  • Printing with Onion Skins: Some Key Factors

  • Design Issues

  • Printing a Scarf

  • Understanding Leaves and Botanical Contact Printing

  • How Iron Makes a Difference

  • Sampling Leaves and Fabric

  • Designing and Printing Fabric

  • Printing with an Iron Blanket

Course Tutor

Textile Artist

Maggie Pearson

Maggie is a botanical printer living and working in Liverpool. With a love of textiles since she was a child, she has been printing with leaves and natural dyes for over three years and has been teaching botanical contact printing for two. Her professional background and career in education means that Maggie understands the need for clarity of purpose in courses, and places the student at the centre of her approach. Understanding that students have different learning styles, she presents her material in a range of forms so that you can learn in the way with which you feel most comfortable.

What My Previous Students Have Said

A Fabulous Day with Maggie

Gill

“This was a fabulous day with Maggie. All the processes were clearly explained and questions answered. The workshop was delivered in a relaxed and encouraging way and was an ideal introduction to “Eco” printing. The results given by the onion skins on the silk scarves were lovely. Would like to book another to develop my knowledge of the subject. Highly recommended.”

A Very Enjoyable Course

Liz

“Thank you for a very enjoyable course. I had a lovely day, learned a lot and was really pleased with what I produced.”

I Feel More Confident and Enthusiastic Now

Jill

“I really enjoyed the workshop. I feel more confident and enthusiastic to experiment now, as I understand some of the basic principles.”

A Wealth of Answers

Julie

“I loved this course and Maggie is a fount of knowledge on botanical contact printing. We arrived with lots of questions and left with a wealth of answers.”

Excellent Course

Melina

“Excellent course with a very friendly instructor with years of experience who is so happy to share her knowledge with each participant. Great fun too!”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need any special equipment ?

    You will need to use a pan and utensils which you DO NOT USE for food preparation or cooking. Aluminium pans or fish kettles are preferred if you can find them, but stainless steel will be fine. Most other items in the comprehensive List of Requirements are everyday items which you may well have already.

  • Will I need to purchase materials?

    Materials are specified in the List of Requirements. You will need fabric, some of which you may have already in your stash [linen, cotton], but you may need to purchase a couple of silk scarves if you don't have any. A list of suppliers is attached to the List of Requirements.

  • When does the course start?

    The course will open on April 16th 2021. Lessons will be made available over the following month.

  • How long with the course material be available?

    You will have unlimited access to the course.

  • Is it totally self-directed learning?

    The course material is designed to be all that you need to thrive on the course. However, I will organise some Zoom sessions for discussion/Q&A, but they will not be didactic teaching sessions as such.

  • Will I be able to interact with other students?

    I will aim to organise Zoom sessions for you to meet other students and share your results, as well as ask me questions. The Zoom sessions will be timed to take account of students' time zones. I will also organise a private Facebook Group for students on the course.