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Sun, Jun 04


San Francisco

Botanical Printing on Silk Workshop

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Botanical Printing on Silk Workshop
Botanical Printing on Silk Workshop

Time & Location

Jun 04, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

San Francisco, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA

About the event

Date: Sunday, June 4th

Time: 10am-1:00pm

Participant fee: $120

Location: San Francisco County Fair Building - Recreation Room

Workshop description

Mayumi will introduce Botanical printing using fresh leaves and flowers along with minerals to transfer natural colors and shapes from plants onto fiber. It is like printing a photo directly from the leaves to the fabric. This introduction class will give you the understanding of dyeing plants and our relation with nature.  You will go home with a beautiful one of a kind silk scarf dyed with fresh plants from the Bay Area.


All materials are included and will be provided to participants when they arrive for the workshop. Each person will get a ready-to-dye silk scarf (11 x 64") and all the tools they need.  Fresh leaves and flowers will be provided but also encouraged to bring yours from your garden making it a personal scarf.

About the instructor:

Mayumi is a fiber artist living in San Francisco, working with natural dye and botanical prints on different media. All materials she uses are sustainably harvested around San Francisco. She studied Ikebana, field botany, edible and medicinal plants and this helps to create an aesthetic which is in harmony with nature and beauty. She is also an avid forager for wild plants and mushrooms, which she eats and also uses for dyeing silk and wool.  She also grows her dye plant in a community garden in San Francisco.   She uses all natural dye and mushroom dye to get the vibrant colors for the background and for the leaf patterns, she grows and harvest fresh plants from around the San Francisco Bay Area.  She aims to create sustainable art using nature.

Her art pieces are sold at Asian Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, San Jose Textile Museum and other prestigious art festivals. She won the award at the prestigious Mill Valley Arts Festival in 2022.

Learn more about Mayumi and watch a brief explanation about the Botanical printing, shop her collection of botanical prints at

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