Have you ever noticed the leaf stained patterns on the footpath on a sunny day after rain? This is an ‘ecoprint’. The combination of heat from the sun and moisture from rain has transferred the colour potential from the leaf onto the hard surface. Plant materials have various potential with some offering colour, some rich in tannins and some acidic creating resist patterns. To create an eco-print, plant materials are gathered (sustainably) and then placed on cloth or paper and then tightly rolled around a metal or wooden rod or layered flat with a weight on top of the bundle. Good contact between the plant and fabric/paper is essential. Leaves are carefully selected and placed to create various colours and patterns and reactions on the cloth. The bundle is then steamed or boiled to extract the colour potential of the plant material. Each piece is a unique, one off piece of art.
Date: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October from 10am - 4pm at Primrose Park Arts and Craft Centre Cost : Members $140 and Non-members $180