Unleash your creativity

with natural dyes and botanical printing

Imagine using natural dye solutions that are combined with botanical printing that will awaken your creative spirit.  

Learn to make and create background patterns to simulate a jacquard tapestry that is combined with botanical prints.  This depth and distinction is what becomes your personal art signature.

Emphasis is placed on developing your own personal style through the techniques presented.  So much is possible once you learn the two techniques presented.

All fabric types can be used, however protein fibers yield the best results.

Only natural dye extracts are used, no synthetic applications or enhancements.

Look closely at the incredible detail that can be obtained.

This is an advanced course for those who have

  • good bundling techniques
  • confident mordanting practice
  • understand natural dyes
  • have sound botanical printing skills
  • know your local plant materials
  • when you want your work to to be different

Look around, the botanical prints you see have a very similar appearance.  What sets your print apart from the next?  In Masterworks I show you how to use a lace printing technique, so depending upon the lace used each gives a different effect.  I will also be teaching a layering technique that adds depth and distinction. Depending upon your choices of design elements, your prints will now have a unique and intriguing style. A lot of self-expression comes into these processes.  Let your creativity run wild.

This is a 5 week course that offers detailed video presentations and printable documents for future reference and an interactive private Facebook group with instructor support. 

The course stays open for  an additonal 3 months to continue to develop your personal style.

Questions:  FAQ  or email kathyhaysdesigns@gmail.com

What you can expect to learn

  • How to use lace to create backgrounds

  • Learn layering techniques using found objects and screenprinting.

  • Design unique patterns for botanical printing

  • Develop personal style and aesthetic

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Masterworks

    • Welcome to Masterworks

    • Welcome to Masterworks notes

    • Supply list

  • 2

    Introduction to Textures Week # 1

    • Textures Introduction

    • Assignment Week 1

  • 3

    Tool making

    • How to make tools to use in printing

  • 4

    Print Paste

    • How to make a print paste - video

    • Print Paste Notes

  • 5

    Layering Techniques Week # 2

    • Layering Technique Overview

    • Print Paste Suggestions

    • Assignment Week 2

    • Preparing to print with paste

  • 6

    Creating textured backgrounds

    • Textured Backgrounds Part 1

    • Textured Backgrounds Part 2

    • Examples of textured backgrounds

  • 7

    Setting of images Week # 3

    • Setting the images

    • Rinsing

    • Setting the images notes

    • Week 3 Assignment

  • 8

    Plant Printing Week # 4

    • Adding color to plant prints

    • Assignment Week 4

    • Adding color to plant prints

    • Examples of plant layout

  • 9

    Lace Techniques Week # 5

    • Lace Technique Overview

    • Week 5 Assignment

    • Lace Technique overview

    • Lace printing basic

    • Alternative lace printing

    • Lace Printing with iron

    • Lace printing with plants

  • 10

    Wrap Up

    • Wrap Up

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