For years I have admired the work of India Flint, of Australia, a master at eco-printing fabric using leaves, particularly the eucalyptus leaf. I own most of her books, which I adore. Several times I have tried to get into one of her classes when she came to the northwest, but usually was about number 40 on the waiting list. Sigh.
So, when I saw that a class on eco-printing was going to be offered at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat in 2018, I immediately signed up. It was not a class with India, but was the next best thing to get me started. The Madrona class was taught by Hilary Grant. We each dyed 6 silk scarves using leaves, (alum and iron mordants), along with acid dyes to assist with background color. I learned some great techniques which I hope to put into future practice.