In this hands-on workshop you will create your own cyanotype prints on fabric and paper using the traditional chemical solutions, contact printing with found objects and stenciling techniques.
The Cyanotype process was one of the earlier types of photography used and creates a Prussian Blue print on paper or fabric. The process involves creating your design, stencil or negative, coating paper with the photosensitive chemical solutions in a dark room, then exposing the paper with the stencil under UV light. It is more widely recognized now for its use to create "blueprints" for architectural or technical drawings from a positive.
You will get to understand basic photography techniques such as positives and negatives in film, the chemical process, how to sensitise your fabric and paper, as well as hands-on learning about exposing and toning your prints. There will also be a demonstration on how to create multiple shades and depths in the same print.
- Learn about the chemical process of cyanotype
- How to create a stencil & negative/positive for exposure
- All the paper & fabric you have printed on the day
- Afternoon tea
- Optional: leaves or flat objects for shadow printing
- Optional: A light lunch, there are cafes walking distance during the break (afternoon tea is provided)
Casual (Warning: this might get messy)
Open to everyone interested!
Vendor since 2018
Roz is an advocate for using art and craft as therapy, using creative practice as a tool to help her manage her own mental health struggles. She believes a revival in craft and hand-making is important for our community and our environmental health and is keen to spread the word.
For the past 3 years, Roz has been teaching textile workshops around Victoria and interstate, sharing her lifelong love of craft, with classes that provide a focus on mindfulness and sustainability.
The Be Kind Textiles studio, situated at 457 St Georges Rd Thornbury, is a combined retail and workshop space that offers a delightful mix of sustainable craft supplies, handmade accessories & homewares, with a sprinkle of vintage treasures throughout.
The studio space is equipped with an industrial sewing machine, overlocker, large table space, iron, tea & coffee facilities and is available for long-term or short-term hire. The studio is also a great meeting place for your craft or social group, day or night, get in touch to check availability.