Please can you let me know about your 2020 workshops. Thanks
Please send details of 2019-20 workshops in the uk
Please can you send me dates and info for courses over next twelve months.
Please let me know about 2019 courses. Thanks
I wonder if you still have places on your course On July 8th of any others which should be at a weekend as I work during the week
please include me in your mailing list
Please include me on your mailing list!
Hi Caroline, I’m interested in 30th June -2nd July course, so any details for that would be much appreciated.
Please keep me posted!
Hi Caroline, met you today at Blenheim brought a lovely blouse and now wishing I had brought a scarf as well, will check the website Can you send me dates for spring workshops please, Alison
I bought lots of lovely stuff from you on Saturday at Compton Verney and would love to be added to your mailing list for courses in particular! Best,
Hi Caroline bought from you today at Compton Verney love your work. I would like to know how many students you could take on a day course for our Guild of Silk Painters group and possible dates.
Hi Caroline - saw your work today at Compton Verney and loved it - please add me to your mailing list for future courses
Hi there, Would you please let me know the dates of the workshops and courses in 2018, thank you!
Hi Caroline, I'd like to know of any classes in the future!
Hi joan,I'll put you on my mailing list with pleasure
Please. Inform me of any eco dying courses for 2018. I have been unsuccessful trying this on my own !
I have done a bit of ecoprinting...self taught but would like to learn/do more...have you anymore workshops planned?Thank you
Hi Caroline I have just purchased 2 of your lovely tops from the Whichwood Pottery and would love to participate in a future course/s. Please let me know future dates.
Hi Sandi, thanks so much for your purchases, I do hope you enjoy them. I'll add your name to my workshop mailing list. Best wishes Caroline
Do you have any workshop dates for 2018? I'd love to attend a 3 day one in Warwickshire but cannot get to July's.
I would love to know when you are holding more courses. Thank you
Please will you keep me informed about the natural dye with ecoprint workshop when it is coming up. Thanks
Details of your future workshops please. Thank you
Hi Caroline, can you let me know of any workshops in the summer or autumn please.Thank you
Will do lucy
please let me know of any workshops later in the summer. thanks
hi kate- tried to send you a message but it bounced. Yes, I have reserved you a place, could you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss further. best wishes caroline
I'm interested in the Eco dyeing course on May 27 th. Please can you let me know if there are still places. Thanks
Hi Sue,start at 9.30, and nominal finish of 4.30 but will continue longer if people need more time to finish
Caroline, could you indicate the start and finishing times for your day courses in May
When will you have a date for the "Combining natural dye with Eco Print" workshop? Can I be placed on the notification list?
Hi Joyce, not quite finalised yet. Could you drop me a message at caroline.nixon@btinternet and then I'll have your email address to let you know
Hi Caroline, we met last night at your talk at Broughton. Could you please reserve me a place on your workshop on 27th. May for Textile artists.
Hi Debbie, I have reserved you a place, and sent you an email
Hi sue.yes,there are places left on 27 th May. Drop me an email at caroline.nixon@ btinternet.com to arrange a place.look forward to seeing you
Hello Caroline! I met you in the Red Cross shop in Stow recently. I am interested in attending one of your courses. Do you have any spaces left? Many thanks Sue x
Hi Sue, not sure if you got my last reply? I have reserved you a workshop place. could you email me email@example.com for more details. Caroline
rose, would you also be kind enough to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, so I have your email address
hi rose, yes ,it would be great to see you You can either book on the website, in the online shop under workshops, or send me a cheque - little barn, vicarage lane, long compton cv365lh
Could I please book the workshop on 27.5.17. My friend Di Keelan has recommended you.
Hi Christina. Do email me at email@example.com to let me know what particularly interests you and when you might want to travel, then I can make sure summer workshops fit your needs
I shall wait for your summer workshops to arrange my trip to you from Greece.
Yes indeed Diane. I'm planning to hold some longer workshops in July/August, covering cellulose fibres, upcycling thrift store finds, and natural dye with ecoprint. I'll message you via fb
I'd love to come to one of our workshops, but it's a bit far for a one day workshop. Do you think you'll ever offer longer workshops? It might be a way to get me back to the UK. It's been 40+years!
Hi Caroline pls can I send you a cheque for full amount ?
Hi Rona, yes, the wednesday workshop would be perfect for creative not at all idiotic women like you!I'll save you a place. You can book via the online store under workshops
Hi Caroline Saw your email to Chris so looked at your website. I think your workshop on Wed 24 May would be OK for complete idiots like me! Any places left? Love Rona
Having seen you beautiful work at Compton Verney, and bought a scarf, I hope to come on one of your workshops in 2017! all the best Lucy
I'm interested in both a monthly sessions and future workshops
Pls let me know of future work shops , I have just joined the Eco- dyeing group and see your fabulous work.
Carolyn I just checked and I don't seem to have your email address , so do please let me have it, and then you will get any future newsletters. And yes, I'm glad to do talks for guilds
Just realised you have a dedicated page!
Would like information of workshops when available please.
Hi. Margaret. I am very happy to do talks and demos,if you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org we could have a chat abou it
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Hi Caroline. I love your sweaters (cashmere or cotton) and would love to purchase one but I would need a 38 size bust. Can you let me know if you have any in this size. I don't seem to see them.
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Could you add me to your mailing list thanks
28.10 | 18:00
Please add me to your e-mail list. Thank you, Bonnie Strollo
25.10 | 14:01
Hi Caroline: I'm the person who didn't make it to Morocco...and I really don't want to wait until next fall to take some instruction from you. Any suggestions for a course I could take in the meantime
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I have a beginners online course which runs continuously - it's an independant learning course and you can start anytime and work at your own pace.
Also online courses for more advanced printers, ecoprint with natural dyes part 1 and 2
July 2024 Ecoprint with natural dyes 3 day course at Littleheath Barn.
Details coming soon
April 2024 Morrocco - 2 workshops
June 2024 Dordogne France. Full but worth putting your name on the waiting list
UK workshop dates will be released in the New Year. Enquiries about private workshops for individuals or guilds always welcome- in person or online
fantastic cafe for lunch! Oh- and a heatwave.
Photos from the 2 week ecoprint workshop at L’Epinoux France
wonderful work produced by a talented group of participants of all ages and nationalities
Natural dye with ecoprint. June 30th-July 2nd 2018
Natural dye with ecoprint
3 day workshop
A three day course exploring the exciting world of combining natural dye with ecoprint
Held in my studio and dyeplant garden in long Compton,
Come and learn how to print beautiful textiles, with clear leaf prints against plain or patterned natural dye backgrounds. Working in a small group,with a maximum of seven students, you will get all the individual attention and support
During the three days you will:
· Gain a clear understanding of how mordants work
· Learn to mordant both protein and cellulose fabrics
· Gain an understanding of how different leaves interact
with different natural dyes to discharge, modify or resist them
· Prepare and use a variety of natural dye extracts
· Learn a number of different techniques to colour your cloth before during or after ecoprinting
Learn how tannins and metal salts can enhance your results
On day 1 we will work with samples, so you can experience a range of techniques. We will learn about mordants, and mordant cloth ready for days 2 and 3
days 2 and 3 we will work on dyeing scarves, garments or yardage, and continue to enlarge your repertoire of techniques
There will be an optional guided evening walk in Batsford Arboretum,to help you identify leaves that print well
You will go
home with all the knowledge and skills you need to continue to explore these techniques independently. And a stash of gorgeous printed garments and fabric!
Who is it for?
This course is for people who already have some experience
of ecoprinting and are able to produce clear prints. Basic bundling techniques will not be covered. If you are a beginner and wish to come on this course we can arrange a supplementary day to provide you with the necessary skills. If you are a felter you are
very welcome to print samples on felt, but we cannot handle large felt pieces as they instantly exhaust the dye baths!
Three days’ tuition in a small group setting
A sample pack of mordanted fabric
so you can get printing straight away on day 1
Plenty of fabulous foliage ( though you may also bring your own)
Tea, coffee, cold drinks, cookies
Lunch on day 1 will be ‘ bring and share ’
Lunch on days 2 and 3 will
Optional guided walk in Batsford Arboretum
There will be an additional materials fee of £20 per student to cover dyes and mordants for the whole three days
What’s not included:
from samples for day 1
Accommodation - there are lovely options nearby , details on request
Entry fee to Batsford Arboretum
A detailed list of the things you need to bring, and suggested fabrics to source will be sent nearer the time
Fabric and scarves will be available to purchase if wished
3 day beginner/improver workshop at National Trust Claydon House
7 - 9 July 2018
10am - 4pm
A 3 day immersive workshop in eco-printing and botanical contact printing.
Taking cuttings from the gardens of Claydon, this introductory workshop will show you a contemporary adaptation of the ancient method of colouring cloth with plant pigments.
This workshop is designed to teach you all the techniques you need
to produce clear and vivid prints from botanical materials. It is suitable for absolute beginners, but will also be entirely relevant to improvers, especially those who are hoping to achieve clearer prints, richer colours, and greater technical knowledge.
Some of the natural materials shall be gathered from the beautiful gardens of Claydon or you'r welcome to bring some of your own.
The following areas will be covered:
Sourcing fabric, including recycling and upcycling
· Preparing fabric to print – protein and cellulose fabrics
and modifiers, iron blankets
· Essential equipment for ecoprinting at home
· Sourcing plant material
Design and placement
· Preparing dye pots from plant material
· Dyebath and steaming techniques
Laundering and aftercare of ecoprinted fabric
· Safety and environmental issues
You will make samples, using a variety of different fabrics and techniques.
All of the fabric you need will be provided, and some of it will be mordanted ready for you. You will work with silk, wool and linen. (If you are a felter you are welcome to make a small sample using your own felt) You will learn about mordants, and mordant
some fabric or garments ready for day 2
You will spend the day putting your new skills to use, printing scarves and garments, or paper. You will also discuss how to source suitable fabrics, including charity shop finds to up-cycle.
We will increase our repertoire of mordants and techniques, and tackle more complex garments - larger pieces or pieces with sleeves that require more complex folding techniques.
By the end of the course you will have the knowledge
and skills to continue eco-printing at home as well as leaving with at least 4 beautiful wearable items, or printed yardage to sew at home, printed paper to frame or incorporate into projects.
What to bring;
A detailed material
list of basic studio essentials shall be provided nearer to the start of the course.
Course fee £240.00
Materials fee £12 per student for a fabric sample pack and £10 per student for other materials (mordants
All bookings handled directly by the Courtyard Studio at Claydon House https://www.thecourtyardartstudio.com/artcourses/eco-printing-workshop
2 day Beginner / Improver Workshop
2 day Ecoprint Workshop
21-22 April 2018 9.30-4.30
Long Compton Warwickshire
is designed to teach you all the techniques you need to produce clear and vivid prints from botanical materials.
It is suitable for absolute beginners, but will also be entirely relevant to improvers, especially those who are hoping to achieve clearer
prints, richer colours, and greater technical knowledg
Day 1 - can be taken as a one day workshop
Today we will be making samples, using a variety of different fabrics and techniques. I will provide all the fabric
you need, some of which will be mordanted ready for you. You will work with silk, wool and linen. (If you are a felter you are welcome to make a small sample using your own felt)
You will learn what equipment you need to start ecoprinting (inexpensively)
You will learn about mordants, and mordant some fabric or garments ready for day 2
You will spend the day putting your new skills to use, printing scarves and garments
We will also discuss how to
source suitable fabrics, including charity shop finds to upcycle
You will go home with at least 2 beautiful wearable items, or fabric to sew into garments at home
We will not be combining natural dye with ecoprint this time. This will be covered
in a future workshop
What is included
Fabric samples for day 1
Foliage (you are welcome to bring your own too)
Tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits
On day one we will arrange a ‘
bring and share’ lunch. Those travelling from afar will be able to obtain their contribution at our excellent village shop
On day 2 lunch will be provided
Accommodation is not included, there are excellent b and bs and hotels nearby,
info on request