Eco printing technique with flowers and plants

A course by Amanda de Beaufort , Botanical dyer

Botanical dyer. Maplewood, United States.
Joined March 2022

Create beautiful and unique designs with eco printing and natural dyeing. Learn how to create a botanical pattern with flowers and plants.

  • 96% positive reviews (47)
  • 4079 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create beautiful and unique designs with eco printing and natural dyeing. Learn how to create a botanical pattern with flowers and plants.

A course by Amanda de Beaufort

In this online course, you'll embark on an inspiring journey into the world of botanical dyeing with Amanda de Beaufort, a renowned botanical dyer and creator of unique prints. Amanda's expertise lies in harnessing the imperfection and unpredictable magic of botanical colors to create rich textures and vibrant hues that bring nature into our lives.

Throughout the course, Amanda will guide you through her intuitive and organic creative process of eco-printing with flowers and plants. You'll explore the diverse world of natural dyes, discovering their benefits, where to find them, and how they react. With Amanda's guidance, you'll learn how to choose the best fibers for your project and delve into the fascinating textures and patterns that can be created with resources from nature.

To start, you'll familiarize yourself with the essential materials and tools needed for botanical dyeing. Amanda will then walk you through the process of preparing your fibers for long-lasting prints and teach you a variety of bundle-dyeing techniques for unique compositions. You'll master the art of extracting colors through steaming, unveiling the vibrant results of your creations.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 16 downloads

  • 96% positive reviews (47)
  • 4079 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 25m)
  • 16 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

For the course project, you'll have the exciting opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind botanical print on an item of clothing or a home textile. Drawing from the techniques and skills learned throughout the course, you'll apply your newfound knowledge to develop a unique and personalized design using natural dyes.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is designed for anyone who seeks to connect with the outdoors and explore an alternative approach to creative expression. If you have a passion for nature, art, and the beauty of botanical colors, this course is tailored to help you discover the art of botanical dyeing.

Requirements and materials

To fully immerse yourself in this course, you'll need a few essential materials. These include butcher paper, parchment paper, and clear plastic sheeting for dyeing purposes. You'll also require gloves, a dust mask, a food scale, wooden spools (not used for food), cotton twine, and natural fiber items like towels, t-shirts, or socks in both cellulose and protein fiber, among others.


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Amanda de Beaufort

A course by Amanda de Beaufort

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Botanical dyer

Amanda de Beaufort is a renowned botanical dyer, specializing in creating vibrant colors and patterns using plants and flowers. With a background in photography and printmaking, Amanda has spent the past six years exploring the captivating world of dyed plants, infusing her work with a unique blend of artistic vision and botanical expertise.

Throughout her career, Amanda has collaborated with various brands, including Anthropologie, Freeman's Sports Club, and Rag & Bone, creating one-of-a-kind items that merge her love for nature and design. Her work has gained recognition and has been featured in publications like Remodelista and Domino. Amanda's talent and dedication were further acknowledged when she became a finalist in the first edition of the Etsy Design Awards.

With Amanda de Beaufort as your guide, you'll benefit from her extensive knowledge and passion for botanical dyeing. Her expertise in eco-printing with flowers and plants will inspire you to explore the hidden potential of natural colors and textures. Join Amanda in this creative journey and unleash your own artistic expression using the captivating magic of botanical dyeing.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Started

    • The Dyer’s Toolbox
    • All about Natural Fiber
    • Nature’s Magical Colors: Types of Dyestuff
    • Pattern and Textures
  • U3

    Bundle Dyeing Foundations

    • Preparing Fiber for Dyeing: Scouring and Mordanting
    • Printing Techniques 1
    • Printing Techniques 2
    • Extracting Color: Steaming
  • U4

    Caring and Exploring Natural Dye Further

    • Care Tips
    • Pressing and Storing Flowers
  • FP

    Final project

    • Natural Floral Tie Dye Pattern and Technique

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Eco printing technique with flowers and plants. Craft, and Fashion course by Amanda de Beaufort

Eco printing technique with flowers and plants

A course by Amanda de Beaufort
Botanical dyer. Maplewood, United States.
Joined March 2022
  • 96% positive reviews (47)
  • 4079 students