North Carolina Botanical Garden


Botanical Contact Printing: Fabrics

with Catherine Cross Tsintzos, Artist

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: $102 ($92 Members)


Explore fabrics, thread, and natural dyes while learning about eco/botanical contact printing. We’ll cover vocabulary, techniques, flowers and foliage, wild color recipes and we’ll explore the process of extracting plant tannins and natural wild color to create beautiful permanent immersions from nature. This workshop includes hands-on activities and time in the Garden. You’ll take home two silk scarves, vintage printed fabric and a fabric sample book of different leaves, plants and pods. A great opportunity to learn a new surface design skill for creating gifts, quilt fabrics and more. $102 ($92 Members)


Fee includes all supplies.


Bring your lunch and a beverage!




Remaining Seats: 2

Registration open through 10/18/2019 EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

A 2016, TEDx Speaker, CATHERINE CROSS TSINTZOS has spent a lifetime in the arts both as a practicing artist and educator.  An Interdisciplinary Artist who has a clear purpose in building and crossing bridges among the arts.  She has a deep focus and balance between artistic practice, teaching, activism and invitation for participation.

Catherine is the recipient of numerous artist residences in the Southeast to work on her Art and Agriculture Project with exhibits and lectures at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC and Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC.  Her most recent residency provided the opportunity to develop art and agriculture inter-sections for school curriculum. She is working with schools in four states to engage students, teachers and communities with best environmental practices for growing, harvesting and creating with agriculture. In 2017, she was invited to be a Duke University Trillium Sustainability Fellow for her work with the Duke University Campus Farm.

Catherine works with nature and the environment exploring biodegradable manmade and raw materials along with wild color she creates after foraging and gathering bits and pieces from fields, farms, trees, streams, rivers and coastal waterways as she travels throughout the Southeastern United States connecting with family farms, educational institutions and historic properties.

Her Art and Agriculture Series touches on farming, historic gardening, swept yards, field to fiber materials, southern social and cultural issues, historic crops of the south, sewing circles and recorded stories and memories from those she interviews and photographs along the journey.

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