Merridee Smith

Merridee Smith

Merridee Smith

Merridee Smith

Merridee Smith

Instructor: Merridee Smith

September 27–28, 2014 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All Levels


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Tuition & Fees
Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 plus a $25 non-member registration fee

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Class Description
Plants living right outside our doors – for example, eucalyptus, rose, cotinus, oak and others – can be used to create fascinating prints and patterns on cloth. Participants in this two-day introduction to natural printing and dyeing will experiment using plant materials to create patterns on silk and wool by rolling the plants in the fabric, tying tightly, and steaming or simmering the rolls. They will also be introduced to the basics of natural dyeing and the use of simple mordants, and produce a range of samples. Stunning botanical prints with beautiful color subtleties and patterns are the goal!  


About the Instructor
MERRIDEE SMITH is a chemist who is also enthralled with fiber, plants, and art. These combined interests have resulted in a second career in fiber arts – silk painting, dyeing and felt making. Her recent focus on printing and dyeing uses the materials around us (and a little chemistry) to create beautiful cloth. 

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