Eco Printing and Cochineal

  • March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am
  • Textile Center

Cochineal, a small but important bug that makes its home on cacti, is responsible for subtle to strong reds in the world of natural dyes. Learn how to prepare the cochineal bug for dyeing and then explore the wonderful techniques of eco printing by combining tannin and a mordant/modifier on silk scarves. See how your shades vary from reds to pinks, purples to greys. In addition, use leaves from the eucalyptus plant to add eco prints to your four beautiful scarves.