Create an Eco Printed Masterpiece

5-Day Studio Class with Sue Spargo and Mary DeLano

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Dye, Stitch, Create!

Enjoy a collaboration between Sue Spargo and Mary DeLano, where we play with color and images from nature! Spend the first day learning the eco printing process with Mary, and create a palette of textiles consisting of naturally dyed and un-dyed wools, linen, cotton and silk.
For the next four days, create four mini blocks inspired by Sue's Seedpods quilt using your eco printed materials. Sue will guide you through the creative process of designing and embellishing your blocks, as you combine the art of nature and folk-art to create something truly one of a kind!

In this class, you will:
  • Learn how fabrics are prepared for the dyeing process, and what plants produce the best results when eco printing
  • Gather leaves and flowers, and design your own eco prints before completing the dyeing process
  • Get inspired by Sue's Seedpods quilt, along with many other projects created using eco printed fabrics
  • Create four mini blocks through applique, layering and embellishment using your eco printed materials and other naturally dyed threads and fibers

Meet Mary!

Mary DeLano is a fiber artist who enjoys exploring natural dyes and eco printing. Her home on a lake in Maine gives her a beautiful palate of plants to inspire her prints. She strongly believes that experimentation and observation are key to developing skills in this area and frequently creates sample studies to find pleasing combinations of plants and colors. Mary teaches in many venues in New England, including at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s garden at Elm Bank. In addition to natural dyeing and eco printing, Mary enjoys embellishing her eco prints with embroidery and working natural dye samples into larger collages. You can see her work at

Each class registration will receive an Eco Printing Starter Kit that includes approximately 2 yards of assorted wool, linen, silk and cotton fabrics for eco printing.

  • Freezer paper
  • Applique pins
  • Chalk pencil
  • Scissors
  • Needles for applique and embellishment
  • Ellana wool and Efina cotton threads for applique
  • Assortment of wool and cotton fabrics (eco prints or soft tones)
  • Embellishment threads in a variety of weights and fibers (bring any natural dyed threads if you have them!)

Naturally dyed wools, fabrics, threads and additional materials will be available for purchase during class.

Cancellation Policy for Classes and Events

Cancellation fees reflect the cost of registration, staff, instructor contracts, material acquisitions, and other services. This policy applies to all registrants, regardless of the reason for canceling. We encourage you to take our cancellation policies into consideration before registering for classes.

If you need to cancel your registration, you have the following options:


Registrants who cancel their enrollment in a workshop held in our Ohio studio may make a one-time transfer to any other workshop held in our studio.

  • Transfers may be made either in the current workshop season, or any workshop in the following year. Transfers must be made more than 30 days prior to the workshop.


If you prefer not to transfer your workshop registration, the following fees apply:

  • More than 60 days prior to the workshop, refund of your deposit minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Less than 60 days prior to the workshop, no refunds will be issued.


Registrants are able to send someone in their place into the workshop for no additional fee. In this case, no refunds will be issued, payment arrangements are the responsibility of the original registrant if needed

More Information

Class is held in our Ohio Studio located at 3755 Boettler Oaks Dr, Suite B, Uniontown, OH 44685. Class is held from 9am to 4pm, Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27. 

Lunch and other refreshments will be provided during this workshop, please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. 

Supplies are available for purchase in-store during class if not purchased ahead of time.

For suggestions on hotel accommodations or any other questions/concerns, contact Abby at or call 330-899-9454 ext. 114.

Date & Time
June 23, 2024
Start - 9:00 AM
June 27, 2024
End - 4:00 PM America/Toronto

Sue Spargo Folk Art Quilts

3755 Boettler Oaks Dr Ste B
Uniontown OH 44685
United States
+1 330-899-9454
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