Botanical Prints - Ecoprint
Initiated by India Flint, the technique of botanical prints or ecoprint allows to reveal the magic of plants by capturing their imprint.
The marks left by the plants on the paper or the different fabrics with water, heat and different metals offer an infinite variety of colors and forms, leaving a very large place to improvisation and creation.
Directly linked to nature, this technique offers infinite possibilities in a magical universe full of surprises, colours and scents, and can be combined with other techniques such as shibori, rust and so many other textile explorations.
The washed and mordanted materials (preparation of the fabric allowing the pigments to "stick" to the material) are immersed in baths of plants, flowers or bark that have released their color by cooking or maceration.
Dyeing can be done either hot or cold, with techniques varying according to the plant and the material to be dyed. Garden plants, field flowers or wild shrubs, many have dyeing power.