Cyanotype Printing

Contact printing on fabric & paper

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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.

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What you will learn
  • Learn about the chemical process of cyanotype
  • How to create a stencil & negative/positive for exposure
What you will get
  • All the paper & fabric you have printed on the day
  • Afternoon tea

What to bring
  • Optional: leaves or flat objects for shadow printing
  • Optional: A light lunch, there are cafes walking distance during the break (afternoon tea is provided)
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


Be Kind Textiles

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.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Be Kind Textiles requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Be Kind Textiles to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Be Kind Textiles or organised by Be Kind Textiles must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Be Kind Textiles.


I agree to give Be Kind Textiles unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Be Kind Textiles classes and events or on Be Kind Textiles's premises. (For use of Be Kind Textiles marketing materials).


Be Kind Textiles requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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16 October 2018 • Cyanotype Printing

I had a such stimulating day learning all about cyanotype printing. Roz was a knowledgeable and generous teacher and gave us lots of ideas and resources for creating beautiful prints. The printing process was magical and exciting and I took home lots of different prints on paper and textiles. The Be Kind Textiles space has a great feel and the afternoon tea was a treat! I highly recommend this workshop and Roz as a teacher.