Ecoprint workshops Blakeney Norfolk

6th and 8th-10th June 2022

New location for 2022!

Blakeney is a gorgeous picturesque coastal village on the coast in Norfolk UK.

It started life as a medieval commercial port until the estuary began to silt up preventing all but small boats from gaining access. This silting has left a fascinating and beautiful environment of marshes, sand hills and mud banks, much beloved by bird watchers. Blakeney village itself is set on a small hill leading down to the harbour and has quaint architecture and a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

It's a great location for exploring the North Norfolk coast and there are many beautiful coastal walks nearby so it's also an ideal location for accompanying non printing partners, too. Why not add some days in this beautiful area and make a holiday of it!

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There will be two workshops, a one day one for complete beginners, and a three day workshop combining ecoprint with natural dyes

It is possible for people who have done the 1 day workshop to proceed to the three day one.

June 6th : Introduction to ecoprinting.

June 6th : Introduction to ecoprinting.

You will learn what ecoprinting is, how it works, and how to source the equipment you need to ecoprint inexpensively at home, using materials you may have already. You will spend the morning making samples to learn the technique and see the results that can be obtained, and then in the afternoon you will make a scarf, or a larger piece of fabric suitable for a wallhanging, bag or cushion cover

June 8th -10th: Ecoprint with natural dyes

You will learn how to mordant cloth really effectively so that it takes and retains bright colours. We will work with a variety of natural dyes and tannins, first making samples to test the printing qualities of the local vegetation, then moving on to bigger projects of your choice. This will be suitable for both improvers and experienced printers, and teaching will be geared to your individual needs. We will work with both protein and cellulose fibres.

The Venue

Reef House Blakeney is the home of Rachael, who runs varied workshops there throughout the year.

We will be surrounded by nature and vegetation, and well supplied with tea, coffee,cake and cookies, and a delicious lunch

Three well behaved dogs live at Reef House

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Accommodation and food

Accommodation is not included, but Blakeney is full of holiday accommodation, please contact Rachael who will advise on options. We are advertising the workshop early because accommodation fills fast in this popular spot, especially in these times of 'staycations'

Lunch , cake and beverages will be supplied. There will be an opportunity for us to all dine together at a local pub ( at your own cost) on the first night of the ecoprint and natural dye course


Beginners day £110

Ecoprint with natural dyes £330

Plus materials charge:

Beginners £12, to include :

  • A materials list for the workshop
  • Access to detailed online video tutorials on everything you will need to get started in ecoprinting
  • A ready scoured and mordanted fabric sample pack, so that you can get printing straight away
  • An online tutorial on preserving leaves so you can print all year round

Ecoprint with natural dyes £40 to include
  • Materials list
  • Online tutorials with all the dye and mordant recipes and instructions for making dyebaths - so you don't have to make too many notes during the course
  • Online tutorials on materials, including sourcing fabric and identifying fabric types
  • A sample pack of ready mordanted fabric so you can get started printing straight away
  • An online tutorial on preserving leaves so that you can print all year round
  • A range of dyes and mordants to use during the workshop
  • A discount code for buying dyes mordants and fabrics from two excellent suppliers

I will also have a selection of scarves fabrics and suitable garments, ready scoured, for you to buy if wished

Booking and enquiries

To book, please visit the Reefhouse website

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A 50% deposit will be required to hold your place.

Balance payment due 6 weeks before course commences

Once booked, Rachel will give you a link to pay your materials charge and access the materials list, and online tutorials

Terms and conditions

Cancellation :

  • More than 6 weeks before course commences - refund minus10% admin fee.
  • Less than 6 weeks before course commences - refund minus 10% admin fee ONLY if your place can be filled
  • Less than 7 days before course commences - no refund but a credit towards future courses at the reefhouse, minus 20% admin fee
  • All online content is copyrighted to Caroline, It is for personal use only, not to be shared, distributed or sold

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