Thursday 2nd August to Saturday 4th August
The artist John Piper created atmospheric
images of the British landscape and its architecture. Using his work as inspiration we will use the technique of Batik - hot wax
resist. Traditionally worked on white cotton fabric, we will also work on tissue paper, and paper. We will use bleach and inks on
assorted papers as well as dyes on cotton. You do not need to have experience as we will start from scratch exploring different
approaches to batik. These techniques can be embellished with stitch, and students may choose to bring their own sewing
machine along. You can bring papers and fabrics to experiment on, white and pale colours are best.
JENNY O'LEARY is a textile artist and tutor living and working near Oswestry. Her work is inspired by the landscape of Shropshire. She works
with a number of techniques singly and in combination; batik (hot wax resist) on tissue paper and on fabric; machine embroidery and felting. She
offers talks, courses and workshops around the UK. She is a member of The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Crafts, The Embroiderers Guild and
The Batik Guild.