Batik Landscapes with Jenny O’Leary – *New!


Inspired by the exciting art of batik – hot wax resist – on paper and tissue paper we will use traditional and non traditional tools to create interesting marks and textures to form pieces inspired by landscape.


We will work with wax, inks and bleach, layering to create beautiful atmospheric images.

From traditional batik tools such as tjantings, to potato mashers and combs we will explore mark making with wax to create textures appropriate to the theme. Finished pieces, once the wax is removed will be suitable for further embellishment with stitch.

Fee includes all materials but bring more papers if you wish (see requirements list)

Additional information


20th October 2021, 21st October 2021


10am – 4pm




Disposable gloves,

Pritt type glue stick (full!)


Interesting papers and  to experiment on, white and pale colours are best, ie Khadi paper, handmade paper,old book pages.

Cartridge paper is provided.

You may wish to bring a canvas up to A3 (optional)

Landscape images for inspiration

I will provide tissue paper, inks, soy wax, pva, bleach, brushes and tools

Artist Bio:

Jenny is a textile artist and tutor living and working in Oswestry. Her work is inspired by the landscape of Shropshire, it’s colours, patterns textures and shapes. Rolling landscapes, clumps of trees perched on hills, ploughed fields and the changing of the seasons. Through her textile art she aims to bring out feelings about what is around her rather than  being a true representation of any one place.

She works predominately in batik(hot wax resist) on tissue paper and on fabric, often combining it with machine embroidery adding a drawn element to her work.

Jenny offers talks, courses and workshops in Shropshire and around the UK.

She is  a member of The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Crafts, The Embroiderers Guild and The Batik Guild


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