On June 19th, in the newly transformed schoolyard of Keller Elementary School, association Culture(s) en Herbe(s) offered a vegetable print workshop. Residents from Bastille and Popincourt neighborhoods were initiated to this ancestral technique.
Participants first chose their foliage upon a wide range of leaves. Then they went on to printing. Fabrics were available, but some preferred customizing their own tote bag.
The process of vegetable print is quite simple:
- display your leaves as you like it on the fabric
- get a hammer and hit them so that it leaves a print on the fabric
- drop the fabric in a mix of water and iron sulfate which has the tannin attached to it
- wait until it’s completely dry before using or wearing your item
A DIY activity that thrilled adults and children.