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Fiber Art

Leaf Printing in the Steam Box

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Course Overview

Eco-prints are one-of-a-kind prints made by steaming leaves against paper. No inks, dyes or paints are used to create them—the colors come just from the plants themselves. The colors are sepia-toned, the patterns are beautiful, and the process is non-toxic. Leaves are collected, pressed, arranged on paper, stacked and tightly bound together. The bundles are put to steam in the steam box. When the bundles are opened, unpredictable images and complex patterns remain, a faint memory of the leaves themselves. With a bit of folding, tearing, and sewing, and the use of brads to bolt the whole thing together, several of the prints will be used as a cover for a simple signature journal we will bind as the rest of our bundles steam away.


Thu, Sep 12th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-3pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Tuition: $95.00
Materials fee: $20.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

Karen Smaby
Grand Marais, MN

Meet the Instructor

Nancy Haarmeyer
Grand Marais, MN

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Leaf Printing in the Steambox - 9/12/2019