This hands-on workshop will explore how to use native plant material to produce color and pattern. Students will learn the technique of Botanical Contact printing, a method of transferring the natural pigments found in leaves and plant material directly onto paper. The workshop will include information on what plants produce the best color and transfer image, and how to use this printing technique in a myriad of ways. Students will have the opportunity to learn from textile artist Judilee Fitzhugh.
Judilee Fitzhugh is a textile artisan who specializes in natural plant dyes and couture sewing. A tour of duty in Japan with the U.S.Navy led to a profound Japanese influence and a lifelong affection for indigo and plant fibers. Her finely crafted work combines natural objects with vintage fabric remnants, hand weaving and surface design to portray a single moment in history.