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Ecoprinting Exhibition

Friday 4 October 2019 to
Sunday 6 October 2019

Ecoprinting, or botanical contact printing, is a way of transferring the colour and  outline  of  leaves onto cloth or paper. It is a contemporary adaptation of the ancient tradition of colouring textiles with plants. The natural colours are  soft and harmonious, and  the  process is  respectful of the environment.

Local textile artist Caroline Nixon is a frequent visitor to Batsford, gathering  fallen leaves  and  inspiration. Using foraged  leaves  and  dye  plants  grown in her own garden, she creates  beautiful botanically printed cloth and paper, which  is  made  into clothes, scarves, cushions and  wall art. Despite the  natural processes, the  colours are  permanent, and can even be washed  in the washing  machine.

From 4th- 6th October  you can see an exhibition of Caroline’s  work, and  demonstrations of  her  techniques, in the  Education Centre  at Batsford.

For more details on Caroline's work, visit

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