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Springfield Arts

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An Introduction to Eco-Printing with Lizzie Godden


Back by popular demand on the 1st July 2017.

"We will begin with using the technique that India Flint used with her grandmother, which inspired her to try printing on fabric with leaves. Using freshly gathered leaves we’ll use a rolling technique to print onto silk. We’ll put these in the dye baths – there’ll be three dye baths to choose from. The “bundles” will have at least 3 hours to simmer away in the dye baths.

"We’ll then use more leaves to print onto paper. There’ll be opportunities to cut, tear, fold papers before adding leaves and putting them in the dye baths. The above is usually busy and exciting, so when we have all the fabric and papers in the dye baths, we’ll do some stitching. We’ll learn some stitch shibori techniques, using pure cotton fabric, which will then go into the dye baths.

"We’ll end with making “slow bundles”, a technique I’ve learnt from my mother and from India Flint."
- Lizzi Godden

"Lizzie Godden really knows her stuff and explains everything clearly. A lovely creative atmosphere throughout the day. Pace of the session was excellent, never a dull moment". See more of Lizzie's work on her website:

You will need to bring a jam jar with a well fitting lid, strong plastic containers to take items home in, old clothes/an apron.

The course starts on Saturday morning at 10am, with a delicious home cooked meal at 12. An afternoon tea will be provided and the day finishes at 4pm.

Please check our Accommodation page for our recommended places to stay. If you wish to stay on site, we have 2 double bedrooms available for an additional £35 with B&B, an extra £10 will be charged if you would like an evening meal (bring your own booze). We also have a delightful bespoke built Shepherds Hut (see page above) which is available for £65 a night. You are welcome to bring family - it sleeps 3. There is on site parking for all.