Monday 27th July to Thursday 30th July
Using the designs nature creates we will
explore the exciting marks and effects created
by using different types of resist - Batik
(hot wax), brushable wax resist, oil pastels,
candles, and stencils.With tissue, paper and
fabric as the base you will work with the
resists, inks and bleach and dyes. You will
explore the use of a wide range of traditional
and non traditional tools to apply the hot wax.
Many samples will be developed as well larger
pieces. Some of the papers can be used to
develop collaged images and designs by
cutting, tearing, selecting and composing. The
work will be suitable for further development
by adding stitch, and students may wish to
bring a sewing machine.
There will be a materials cost of £10 to cover inks,
dyes, tissue, wax, paper, fabric, wax resists, oil
pastels, acrylic .
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.