Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from Caroline

    • About me

    • About you- I'd love to learn a little more about what you hope to get from the course

    • How the course works

  • 2


    • What you will need

    • What you will need in more detail

    • Fabric

    • Pots and poles

    • leaves

    • twine, iron, gloves

    • Barriers

    • barrier

    • Don't forget to join the facebook group!

    • testing your fabric to see what it is

  • 3

    Some essential knowledge before you start

    • What is it in the leaves, that makes them print - or not

    • Leaves have two sides!

    • presoaking your fabric, and making your iron water

  • 4


    • Making your first bundle

    • making bundle 1

    • I suggest you steam bundle 1 before you go on and make the rest of your bundles

    • steaming your bundle

    • steaming your bundle

    • Revealing bundle 1

    • Bundle 1, the sampler, looking at our results

    • making bundle 2, and some thoughts on composition

    • making bundle 2

    • Bandage - another option for binding

    • making bundle 3 -ghost prints

    • bundle 3 reveal

    • ghost print examples

    • OPTIONAL EXTRA - Experimenting with different iron concentrations

    • OPTIONAL EXTRA - bundling several samples on one pole

    • Varying iron concentration

    • what's next ?

  • 5

    Washing your fabric

    • washing

  • 6

    Understanding your results

    • Documenting your process

    • Every bundle you make is a learning opportunity

    • troubleshooting

  • 7

    More techniques

    • Intro

    • Folding your cloth. Making mirror images.

    • Revealing the mirror image piece

    • Using mirror images

    • OPTIONAL EXTRA challenge

    • OPTIONAL EXTRA More folding options

    • Carrier cloths or blankets

    • Iron blankets 1 the materials you need

    • Iron blankets 2 bundling

    • Iron blanket, reveal and explanation

    • OPTIONAL EXTRA - experiments with iron blankets

    • More about understanding your results

    • Margins and haloes

    • More about iron blankets, getting colour, and dipping leaves

    • more about iron blankets

    • some of your other questions

    • more about blankets

    • Coming soon! More content arriving 28th

    • printing a scarf.

    • Printing a scarf - how to get it smooth

    • Rolling a scarf

    • Printing a scarf with an iron blanket

  • 8

    Next steps

    • What next ?

    • Your foundation skills manual


    • Manual, large print



Caroline Nixon

Caroline has been ecoprinting for seven years, and teaching ecoprint for five. As a printer she is known for her clear crisp prints and vivid colours. As a teacher she is known for her well planned courses, detailed clear explanations, and learner centred style. She is focussed on giving each learner the skills and techniques they need to proceed on their ecoprinting journey with confidence. On Caroline's courses you will learn. A lot. But you will also have fun.

Social proof: testimonials


You are a super teacher, a lovely balance of kindness, compassion, knowledge and assertiveness when needed. I appreciated how organised and thoughtful you were and flexible and sensitive to our needs.You gave me so much help and confidence and I delighted with the things I made.


Caroline's workshop was very well organised and well structured for a range of ecoprinting experience levels. she is a very clear, but patient, tutor, always mindful of where a student is on their specific learning journey. she builds up the knowledge to be learnt in a straightforward and sequential way and is always positively responsive to questions. Best of all, she is great fun! I would (and do) thoroughly recommend her to new and experienced eco printers alike.

I loved your approach to printing, it made me feel that I was experimenting ,not just copying, from the beginning, even when I was following the steps for the samples. You squeezed in so much information and delivered it in a way that made good sense. I really feel that I have a much better understanding of the processes and look forward to experimenting more! Nicola

Claydon summer 2018, anonymous

Delivery of the course content was of a very high standard. Content knowledge was clearly delivered. Imparting knowledge effectively is not a given. Caroline succeeded immeasurably. Bravo! Claydon summer 2018

Claydon summer 2018, anonymous

Excellent quality teaching. The tutor was immersed in her craft and that rubbed off on me...I loved it!! Claydon summer 2018