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Main Conference Class #20
Botanical Printing: Magic on Silk (D)
Saturday, Aug 3
9:00 - 4:30 pm

Alena uses plants from her own magical garden to create beautiful silk scarves and other wearables. In this class, you will dye two 8” x 25” silk scarves using Alena's garden plants. We will use alum mordants to allow botanical patterns to transfer to silk, brighten colors, and enhance light-fastness. One scarf will be pre-dyed with Logwood, madder, and cochineal. On the other white scarf, we will use the iron-blanket technique. One of the scarves will be pre-mordanted with iron.

Level: All
Material fee: $15

Instructor: Alena Larson

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Born in Ukraine, Alena discovered knitting and crafting at the age of 12 and at 21 was sewing her own clothes when she moved to Belarus. In 2007, she immigrated to the US and became a citizen in 2022! She started wet felting in 2013 after discovering Uniquely Felt by Christine White. Later she began eco-printing with plants from her garden. Alena has taken many internet classes from around the world and has shown her wearable art in Southwest Montana.

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