Eco-Dyeing Techniques

This page provides a range of films to introduce you to the process of eco-dyeing, also known as eco-printing. We have chosen films which feature a number of artists who use this process in different ways.

The basic steps of Eco Printing on Paper:
1 Mordant the paper. (mordant meaning – an oxide, that combines with a dye or stain and thereby fixes it in a material)
2 Soak the plant materials.
3 Place the leaves and flowers on paper and cover.
4 Compress the papers to insure good contact and secure.
5 Steam or simmer the paper bundle.