Join book artist Leslie Marsh as she shares various techniques for printing leaves and other natural materials on paper and fabric. Discover the magic of ecoprinting – coaxing beautiful contact prints onto paper and fabric using water, heat, leaves and other easily sourced ingredients.
Leslie will show you different bundling techniques, the variables that can affect outcome, and discuss mordants to persuade color onto cellulose fabrics. She will teach you how to use a brayer to capture the beauty of a leaf.
Then, using the fruits of our exploration, Leslie will show you how to make a wrapped felt book that will be bound together using gathered sticks and a very simple binding. She will also demonstrate how she uses bits of lace, fabric, beads and stitching to embellish the covers of her books.
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Book artist Leslie Marsh is driven by her love of nature and a fascination for cultural and family history. Using metal, stones and vintage findings, she forges relic-like book covers that call to mind medieval treasure bindings created during the Middle Ages. Leslie also spends a lot of time experimenting with the marks left by leaves on paper by steeping the two together. The resulting ecoprints form signature wrappers used in most of her work. Her books are held in private collections across the US, Europe and Australia. She works from her home studio in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Visit her at Leslie-Marsh.com