Sunday, October 20, Noon – Textile artist Alice Sweeney has come up with a unique project where you will use the rays of the sun and natural leaves to make a scarf. The technique is called cyanotype and it’s a photographic process that produces a cyan-blue print. You’ll use a special fabric to transfer patterns from natural elements like leaves and flowers onto the fabric. When exposed to sunlight, striking patterns emerge on the fabric. Everyone will make one scarf that measures approximately 12 inches wide by 60 inches long. All class materials are included, even a selection of leaves, but you are welcome to bring leaves or flowers that you like. Plan on a three-hour class.
Note: This project can be done in sunny or cloudy weather. However, things will not go well if it is raining. In the unexpected chance of rain, Alice will teach the entire cyanotype process and you will take all materials home to use on the next sunny/cloudy day.