Sun Printing


When: Saturday 15 Aug, 2015 03:00 p.m. - Saturday 15 Aug, 2015 04:30 p.m.
Venue: 1971 - Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Fees: 30 AED

In this workshop, participants will learn how to produce textile prints using the sun and local plants that grow in the UAE desert. Participants will learn a new textile dying technique that uses a light sensitive dye to capture the form of the plants on fabric.

Earlier forms of this light printing technique are known as blueprints or cyanotypes. Each participant will start by forming a composition using one or several of the pre-pressed plants that have been collected from the desert.

The composition is then placed on a textile that has received a coat of the light sensitive dye before it is laid out in the sun to develop. The process is repeated a few times to form a unique final pattern.

This workshop aims to teach participants a new textile dying technique while promoting knowledge and appreciation of the often-neglected flora of the local environment.


To register please contact Maraya Art Centre on +971 6 556 6555 or by e-mail at