Catherine Cross Tsintzos – Botanical Contact Print

Duration of Class: One Day (6 Hours) // Medium: Paper, Fibers and Botanicals // Skill Level: All


Prepare your own handmade book filled with handmade paper and layered with fall foliage and fibers from the garden and fields like pods, seeds and items that can be used to create natural botanical contact prints engaging with the contact print process. Learn about plants, vats, steamers, natural dyes, paper, fabrics for bundling and steaming, iron blankets, iron water, along with natural dye processes with falls bounty of black walnut, chestnut, fresh indigo leaves, yellow root, acorns, pantry items and more. Learn technical terms and experience hands on techniques that will have you ready to enjoy the experience again and again on your own after the workshop.


• Eco printing/botanical contact printing
• How to create a simple handmade book
• Stitching for bookbinding
• How to work with and store natural materials for creating dyes
• How to use materials, tools and the vocabulary for working with natural dyes
Involved with the Botanical Contact Print process


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Day 3 (9/30/18)

Class Size

Min # of students: 6
Max # of students: 20

Supply List

  • Kit includes all supplies connected with the process and materials for finished works.
  • Kit Fee: $25 per student (payable to instructor at class time)

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