Natural Dyeing and Eco Printing Techniques


Webinar: Natural Dyeing and Eco Printing Techniques

presented by Lyra Bobo

Saturday, August 28, 2021 10am-11am PT
Online via Zoom
Fee: $5
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Botanical Eco Printing is science and art combined. This webinar will cover harvesting and processing plant material from a variety of trees and plants to create beautiful natural dyes and botanical prints. Learn how to achieve clear natural prints on protein and cellulosic textiles, using local plant and tree foliage with natural tannins to produce a variety of rich colors.


Lyra Bobo has been teaching in the Fashion Studies Program at Santa Rosa Junior College for twenty-four years. She is the former Program Coordinator and specializes in teaching textiles and garment construction classes. Lyra has introduced fashion students to natural dyeing and printing methods along with sustainable practices for garment design. She also teaches and presents workshops locally for the American Sewing Guild, both virtually and in person.

Please note: a separate, in-person follow-up workshop event will be offered in late September. Running from 10am to 4pm, participants will have the opportunity to practice the art of printing on natural textiles with prepared plant material, using commercial equipment, tools, and materials provided by the Lyra Bobo, the workshop presenter. The September workshop will focus on achieving clear natural prints on silk and wool textiles, and will be held at fabric artist Joy Stocksdale’s studio in Sebastopol, CA.

Additional information about the workshop will be provided in a separate announcement.

Image Credits:
All images courtesy of Lyra Bobo.

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