With Sticks and Leaves: Botanical Printing

Mom has a new class where students spend the day botanical printing clothing. She’s been whipping these gorgeous garments out for a few months now (more photos of those here, and to come in their own blog post) and her first class was a total success! Five of our ‘regulars’ took the class and they had a blast. We are so happy to share their completed pieces. Beautiful work, ladies!

Botanical Printing at The Tin Thimble

Students are urged to purchase linen, silk, wool, cotton (and blends thereof) clothing from thrift stores. Each type of fabric prints dramatically differently, but each with it’s own stunning results.

Botanical Printing at The Tin Thimble

Jean’s silk blouse made everyone go “oooh!” when she finally unwrapped it and revealed the botanical imprint at the end of the day!

Botanical Imprinting at The Tin Thimble

Judy’s piece had beautiful gray details throughout, which really made the orange leaves pop. This darling blouse will look so cute on her!

Botanical Imprinting at The Tin Thimble

The polyester thread made to embroider the neck edge of one blouse didn’t absorb any dye and therefore remained white. We love the contrast and the detail it adds. Each time Sharon teaches another one of these botanical imprinting classes, we discover something new!

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