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Cyanotype Fabric Printing

Create your own cyanotype print on fabric and frame in an embroidery hoop.
£55 pp
1hr 15min
What happens in this class?

You will learn how to make a sun print, otherwise known as a cyanotype - this type of printing is unique in that it is a form of photography that does not require a camera or an expensive darkroom.

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.

Guided by your teacher, Emma, you will be making one fabric print to fit in a 23cm x 23cm embroidery hoop. Emma will provide the fabric and hoop. The fabric will either be cotton or cotton canvas…

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Things to remember

Emma will provide gloves and aprons but it's best not to wear your favourite clothes just in case you get chemicals on them.

You are welcome to bring your own materials (stencils, negatives, flowers etc) and play around with the prints. Emma will provide all other materials, including a…

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Your Teacher

Mapp of London's school run by Emma Mapp, the co-founder of the London Photo Festival, London Photo Gallery and founder the camera bag and strap business, Mapp of London. At Mapp of London, you will learn how to make traditional cyanotype photographic prints using chemicals (the 'friendly' ones), flora & fauna and UV light (yes, in the UK!).

The class includes: all materials (Emma will do her best to predict a sunny day!) and as much tea, coffee (or Prosecco!) as you like... You are welcome to bring your flowers or botanicals to try out and I have a…

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Class Location
66 Twining Avenue


To: Mapp of London

Cyanotype Fabric Printing