Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MARTA MOUKA shares last 2015 Eco-Print Workshop in her Tweed, ON outdoor studio... consider the weekend as YOUR personal art focusd study opportunity for fall 2015

Marta and her students from summer workshop - all happily recommend the weekend
Marta's work in sample size...

Eco-Print Workshop
with Marta Mouka
Printing with plants & natural dyes
September 12–13, 2015 
only 3 seats left... register soon!
Explore the fascinating process of creating
botanical monoprints — dying and printing fabrics with native plants. 

Each two-day workshop will cover:• how to choose and prepare plants for dyeing
• understanding of dye-fixing and modifying substances (mordants) for silk, cotton and wool • different techniques of folding and tying fabrics
• methods of cooking bundles and constructing cold bundles.

Marta will share techniques learned from master dyer Irit Dulman.

Workshops are held in a rustic barn located on 23 acres of meadows and deciduous trees, minutes from Tweed and 35 km north of Belleville, Ontario.

The setting is very tranquil, with plenty of botanical materials from the property and dyer’s garden.

At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with one-of-a-kind, eco-printed fabrics to use in textile art or sewing projects.

Workshops require a minimum of four students; registration closes at six students, so there will be plenty of personal attention!

No experience is necessary — just come and play! 

Register by e-mail and secure your spot by forwarding the full workshop fee by cheque or e- transfer. Please, no post-dated cheques.

Two-day workshop: $180.00
Materials fee (fabrics not included): $20.00
If the workshop is cancelled (insufficient attendance) you will receive a full refund.
If you must cancel for personal reasons, refunds less a $10.00 administration fee or a credit to- wards another workshop are given only if you contact me by phone or by e-mail 7 days before the date of the workshop.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

River House Studio
843 Stoco Road RR4 Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0 613-478-1555

Located approximately 21/2 hours from Toronto and Ottawa, 45 minutes north of Belleville.
From Hwy. 401, take exit 544. Take Hwy. 37 north towards Tweed for 35 km. Just before Tweed (at a blinking yellow light), turn right onto Marlbank Road. Drive about 3 km. After crossing a bridge, turn left onto Stoco Road. Keep left and drive about 3 km more. 843 Stoco Road is on your left — look for a large grey barn.