Advanced ecoprint masterclass

Courtyard studio Claydon, Bucks. 25-29 July 2020

A revelatory intensive workshop for experienced ecoprinters.

Do you want more colour ? More orginality ? A different colour palette ? Support and stimulus to experiment and innovate?

This could be the workshop for you!


  • expand your colour palette by exploring some of the lesser known natural dyes
  • new mordant combinations, applied in innovative ways
  • a different take on carrier cloths
  • layering dyes,tannins and blankets to make complex patterned cloth
  • succesful prints on cellulose fabrics
  • garments - upcycling, printing cloth for garment making, tackling complex pieces
  • discover how thoughtful design can transform your work
  • complex folding techniques to add pattern and symmetry
  • individual projects encouraged and supported.
  • a spacious airy studio equipped with everything you need


Move your printing to the next level on this 5 day intensive retreat !

Beautiful spacious well equipped studio.

Access to a fabulous variety of mordants, modifiers, tannins and natural dyes

Access to the beautiful gardens to collect foliage

Fabulous cafe

This workshop is aimed at advanced printers. You will be confidently producing clear prints, will understand mordants, and already have some experience of combining ecoprint with natural dyes. A further course in October 2020 will offer plenty to challenge intermediate printers. If in doubt, feel free to contact Caroline to discuss which course will best meet your needs.


Price £450

Plus materials fee of £50


For enquiries about course content, contact caroline.nixon@btinternet.com

To see details of caroline's previous and forthcoming workshops,and read workshop reviews visit www.handmadetextilesbycaroline.co.uk

To book, visit the Courtyard studio website https://www.thecourtyardartstudio.com/artcourses

The courtyard studio website contains information about accommodation possibilities, from camping to luxury. Feel free to contact the studio - they are very helpful regarding accommodation and transport, especially for international students.