Course curriculum

    1. Overview to the Eco Printing Workshop

    2. How to use this teaching platform

    3. Before we begin...

    1. Welcome Zoom Call

    2. Record keeping in the Studio: Day book, Dye & Eco-Print Journals

    3. Inspiring Journals

    4. Fabrics & Fabric Preparation

    5. Eco-Printing Botany Lesson

    6. Practical Plant Identification for Eco Printing

    7. Gathering Plants Mindfully

    1. Live Zoom Meeting - Results, Discussion & Questions

    2. Overview of the 3 Key Variables for EcoPrinting

    3. Fabrics for this Section - Getting Ready

    4. Exp 1: The Effect of Mordanting on Eco-Prints & Basic Bundle Making**

    5. Exp 2: The Effect of Iron on Eco Prints

    6. Exp 3: The Interaction of Iron + Tannin with Eco-Prints

    7. Creative Break - Make a Scarf

    1. Exp 4A: Iron, Alum + Tannin - M. Garcia - Overview

    2. Exp 4B: Iron, Alum & Tannin - Making Test Pieces

    3. Exp 4C: Iron, Alum & Tannin - Mixing Natural Dyes

    4. Exp 4D - Iron, Alum & Tannin - Dyeing Test Pieces & Results

    5. Creative Break - Up-Cycle a T-Shirt

    1. Exp 5A: Different Kinds of Tannin & Blankets - Gear & Preparations

    2. Exp 5B: Different Kinds of Tannin & Blankets + EcoPrints - Making Tannin Solin's

    3. Exp 5C: Different Kinds of Tannins & Blankets - Bundles & Results

    4. Creative Break - Make a Shawl

    1. Eco-Prints of Sonoran Desert Plants

    2. Natural Fabrics & Dyed Blankets - Steamed Bundles

    3. Eco-Print Bundles Processed in a Natural Dyebath

    4. Creative Break: Make a Fancy Scarf

About this course

  • $83.00 first payment, $10.00 / month onwards
  • 33 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content
  • Monthly Live Zoom Meetings
  • Downloadable PDFs

Advanced Topics in Eco Printing

  • Irit's Monochrome Technique
  • Nicola's Dirty Pot
  • India Flint's Earthy Ways
  • Eco Printing Paper & Leather
  • Eco Printing Pottery  

Sustainably Harvest Nature's Gifts

The Joy of Natural Form & Colors

Are you a naturalist at heart with an affinity for sumptuous natural fabrics? Do you eagerly await the changing of the seasons? Are you looking to bring more of the natural world into your home & creative practice? While eco printing is not difficult, most techniques are easier to learn in a Workshop, with someone who has experience and can show you the shortcuts, tips & tricks that come from years of eco printing. Whether you're new to fiber arts, or a seasoned crafter looking to expand your skills, this workshop is for you.


Preview of a Lesson

Eco Printing with Desert Plants

Meet Sarah

Sarah Tremaine


I grew up in New England, close to the forest and the sea. I moved to the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 43 years ago, to study environmental sciences, and 20 years ago, I shifted gears and began following my passion for designing Wearable Art using local plant materials for eco prints, natural dyes, fibers, and fabrics. It is so important to me to create and hand-make stylish, comfortable clothing, accessories & home decor that are flattering & healthy for you and for the planet. I have been teaching in person since 2010 and online since 2020. I find I can be so much more complete in my online Workshops since students have more time to absorb the material. I now provide my in-person students with access to my online material & they love it!

See the forms & colors hidden in nature

What Former Students are Saying...

“Sarah is a great teacher! Her instructions are clear, processes are well-defined, and creativity is encouraged. I appreciated that I was able to create four lovely silk scarves during a one-day workshop - and that she provided written instructions and supply sources so that we could easily continue with our new skills at home. I’m looking forward to her online classes!”


“The pre-workshop materials were very comprehensive. It was great to have additional resources! Sarah’s teaching was very organized and concise with demonstrations. The class handouts were very helpful and the pace was great!”


“I had the best time attending one of Sarah's dye workshops. Sarah is a great teacher, she explains things well and invites you to observe every part of the process. The loveliness of the workshop still lingers for me and has inspired me to continue incorporating dyeing into my life.”


Dive into Years of Creating Beautiful Eco Prints

Sign Up for All 3: The Complete Guide to Eco Printing, Natural Dyeing + Fabric Preparation


  • What materials and equipment do I need?

    You will need a canning pot, a source of heat, a table to work on, and a scale. There will be a complete list in the course, but there are no big-ticket items. Many items we will use can be found at a thrift shop or kicking around your kitchen.

  • What will we make in the Workshop?

    You will make many test pieces, teaching you the variables that create different styles of eco prints. There will be Creating Moments where you are encouraged to make larger pieces for yourself or you can give them as gifts! You will make eco prints look on different fabrics, learn some local botany, create an Eco Prints Journal & make some natural dyes.

  • It is Winter, here, and we still have snow, how can I find dye materials?

    No problem! We can start by using floral waste or buying low-priced flowers. We can also collect leaves from under trees - I collect Oak leaves all winter.

  • Are the chemicals we will use unsafe?

    They are as safe as making pickles, digging in your garden, or cleaning the fireplace. We will keep our gear separate from our cooking pots. All of the chemicals we will use are common on the planet, we do have to be careful and keep things away from children and pets, but is this any different from how we treat other things in our home? I will teach you safe storage and handling practices.

Complete Guide to Eco Printing Workshop


Monthly live Zoom sessions,

Chat & community support

Unlimited access to the course content while you are paying the monthly fee.

Information on gear & materials needed for the Workshop will be available in post-registration materials.

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