Botanical Prints on Wool

Feb 17, 2024 10:00AM—Feb 18, 2024 5:00PM


SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Chamblee, GA 30341


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Learn how to print botanicals onto wool, creating beautiful fabrics that reflect the colors and textures of the plants around you. Use both natural and acid dyes in combination with mordants to transfer the colors and patterns from leaves, flowers, and other plant materials to fine woven wool flannel and your own handmade wool felt. Plant selection, wrapping, and binding skills will be emphasized. You’ll leave with samples you can refer back to, a small 3-dimensional hat or small vessel, and enough fabric for a piece of wearable art or home decor. This fun technique results in unique prints that capture the beauty of nature, so don’t delay, start your eco-printing adventures today!

Vicki Bennett retired after a long career as a psychotherapist to spend more time exploring her love of fiber arts. She has studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, been a mentee of Akemi Cohen at Lillstreet Art Center, and studied with fiber artists in Finland, Germany, Hungary, and across the US. Vicki has taught at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Local Cloth, and numerous other venues. When not teaching dyeing, printing, and felting, Vicki is a busy “Ama” to three delightful ‘Littles” and also works in Raptor Rehabilitation.

$260 – $315

Additional Supply Fee: None. The $40 materials fee for fine English wool flannel (sufficient for two bolsters, a large pillow, or an ample table runner), fine merino wool to felt, a lightweight wool scarf, and all dyes and mordants is included in the class cost.

Scholarship Available: No

Level: Beginners

Minimum Number of Students: 8 by February 2, 2024.
Maximum Number of Students: 15

Required Supplies: 

  • gloves
  • sharp scissors
  • small notebook or journal
  • strong linen or cotton heavy-duty thread for binding
  • apron
  • plant materials (email explanation will be sent before class).

Class Schedule: Class will be in-person at the SEFAA Center from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, 2024.

Covid 19 Policy: SEFAA is following the CDC COVID-19 Community Level guidelines for DeKalb County, Georgia. Masks are only required in the SEFAA Center at High Covid-19 Community Levels.