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Cyanotype Printing – wet and layered methods

November 21 2021 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. The process uses two chemicals: ferric ammonium and potassium ferricyanide. The chemicals react with UV light – a sunny day is great but a cloudy day is good too!

Local artist, Margaret Jones, will guide you through experimentation with the wet process to produce single images and a layered method that adds dimension and interest. The images of Margaret’s work show results that can be achieved using botanicals.

Copyright: Margaret Jones
Copyright: Margaret Jones
Copyright: Margaret Jones
Copyright: Margaret Jones
Copyright: Margaret Jones
Copyright: Margaret Jones
Copyright: Margaret Jones
Materials you need to bring
  • Apron, gloves, old towel, papers to print on – fine delicate papers will fall apart, so look for something a little robust that can handle multiple immersions in water.
  • At least 2 backing boards of some kind – bigger than your paper. The backing boards can be anything that retain their rigidity – perspex, hard plastic, plywood etc.
  • 3 sheets of glass/perspex the same size as your backing boards – tape edges for safety.  You could buy three old and similar sized frames at an op-shop that will give you the glass and boards.
  • Broad brush to spread the chemical.
  • At least 8 large bulldog clips. You can purchase these cheaply at stores such as Shiploads.
  • Your own botanicals, stencils or other items to create an image. Doilies and lace are great.
  • Please wear old clothes and bring your own lunch, mug, and tea and coffee makings.
Margaret will supply the following
  • Chemicals
  • Water baths, chemical baths
  • Cling wrap, turmeric, salt (fine and crystal), vinegar spray and bubbles
  • Hair dryers
  • Wax
  • Comprehensive notes for dry, wet and layered processes.

Tickets on sale Thursday 21 October 2021. If you are not currently a financial member of Stitching and Beyond, you can join us, pay the small membership fee and then login to purchase your ticket.

Workshop bookings are subject to our refund policy.

How to find the Colour Circle Studio



November 21 2021
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Margaret Jones
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Colour Circle studio
555 Nelson Road
Mount Nelson, Tasmania 7007 Australia
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