Botanical Printing with Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw


Tuesday 19 July

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Tues 19 July
10am – 4pm

Celebrate sustainable craft as part of our special programme of workshops supported by Creative Scotland. See below for full detail of subsidised spaces available on this workshop.

Join us for a fantastic botanical eco printing workshop with Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw from The Lansdowne House. Botanical Printing is the natural technique of using flora and foliage to transfer colourful prints directly onto paper and fabric using heat and humidity. In this one day workshop, we will learn the basics of Botanical Printing, get to know different materials, mordanting and printing techniques using easy to obtain Natural dyes. We’ll start the morning by learning how to prepare our materials as our first botanical bundles go into the dye pots, and we’ll make mirror image prints onto fabrics. After a break for lunch we will start to use the dye pots from earlier to create beautiful prints on both paper and fabrics in beautiful shades of green and blue.

You’ll leave the workshop with a selection of beautiful botanical art-works of paper and fabric as well as basic knowledge about the technique, and the confidence to keep on dying at home. Elisabeth will share her tips on setting up a small dye pot at home, to help you continue with experimentation and creation on your own.
You don’t need any prior skills or experience are needed to join this workshop which is is perfect for beginners and family groups. It is a wonderful introduction to sustainable crafting and recyclers will find it a great way to up-cycle their stash of paper and fabrics.

About Your Tutor

Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw is a French textile artist based in Glasgow. She runs a sustainable Botanical Printing and Natural dyeing studio, The Lansdowne House. She trained in Historic wall treatment heritage and moved on to Eco techniques a number of years ago. Elisabeth is the creator of The True Colour of the Cotinus project – a global outreach online project which aims at connecting participants from around the world and teaching beginners about Botanical printing and the use of mordants. She reaches out to local community participants in her garden classes in the West end of Glasgow.
  • All tools and materials are included in the course cost
  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
  • If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. As restrictions ease we might be able to add more spaces to some of our courses. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know

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