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Botanical Cyanotypes on Fabric

When: 
May 14, 2022 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Coating fabric with cyanotype solution can be exciting, but also tricky! In this workshop, we will begin with a brief demonstration of cyanotype printing on paper. This will be followed with a demonstration of applying a solution to fabric. Participants will then practice on fabric test strips, and observe the process of  exposing and rinsing pieces of fabric that have been previously coated and dried. A discussion of fabric care will follow. Each participant will then compose, expose, and rinse their fabric items. Students will bring home their own cyanotype tote bag.

Madge Evers lives in western Massachusetts where her art often begins in the garden. She began making mushroom spore print art in 2015, and since 2016, her work has been shown throughout the northeast, including at the International Print Center, the Vermont Center for Photography, and the Fitchburg Art Museum. She is a 2021 finalist for a Mass Cultural Council fellowship in photography. Madge forages for fungi and plants in fields, on roadsides, and in the woods. She recently stepped away from teaching high school after 25 years, so when not composing spore prints or cyanotypes, Madge can usually be found somewhere in the garden.

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