Eco-Printing Basics

Eco-Printing Basics


Mandisa Smith and Najma Ma’at, co-owners of Detroit Fiber Works, will teach the art of printing with plant materials. Eco-print is created by layering prepared silk, linen, paper and other materials with local plants and flowers. The cloth or paper and leaves are bundled together, tightly bound and steamed. This process creates a permanent transfer of pigment from the leaves to the material. No external dyes, inks or paints are used in eco-printing. All color and pattern come from the plants themselves!

All materials are provided, but your onion skins (both red and yellow) would be appreciated. You will take home several eco-print samples.

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for this workshop.


Sunday, October 20, 2019


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