Eco Printing and Cochineal • February 2

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Saturday, February 2, 11 am-4 pm

Robbin Firth

Cochineal, a small but important bug that makes its home on cacti, is responsible for subtle to strong reds in the world of natural dyes. Learn how to prepare the cochineal bug for dyeing and then explore the wonderful techniques of eco printing by combining tannin and a mordant/modifier on silk scarves. See how your shades vary from reds to pinks, purples to greys. In addition, use leaves from the area and eucalyptus plants for adding eco prints to your four beautiful scarves. Materials fee $55, payable to the instructor.

Instructor Bio:

Robbin Firth is an acclaimed fiber artist and educator, celebrated internationally for her original collection of fine felt, dyed wearables, and decorative fiber art. She regularly teaches workshops in felting and dyeing at Textile Center. Robbin and her husband Harry Firth, a wood artist, are the wife and husband team of HeartFelt Silks, a retail and teaching space located in Hudson, Wisconsin adjacent to Seasons on St. Croix Gallery. They are the inventors of the unique handcrafted patent pending Palm Washboard felt making tools.


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