‘Birds in Batik’ on Fabric with Jenny O’Leary – *New Date 2023


A fabulous day working with Batik on Fabric With Jenny O’Leary.


‘Beautiful Birds In Batik on Fabric’

Inspired by the exciting art of batik – hot wax resist – on paper and tissue paper with inks and a bleach like solution  we will use traditional and non traditional tools to create beautiful images inspired by birds. We will explore different approaches to the technique appropriate to the theme including mark making, collage, backgrounds and other forms of resist.

A one day workshop that can be taken as a ‘stand alone’ or come to the Batik on Paper workshop the day before – and spend two days fully immersed in the art of Batik!  The link to this one is :



Additional information


18th March 2023



Skill Level:

Suitable for all interested in Textile Art /painting.


Your Lunch (there is a fridge)



Disposable gloves


Interesting fabrics to work on, preferably cotton, white and pale colours are best, these can be plain white sheeting, vintage fabrics, fabrics with a subtle texture or embossing are also suitable

Blocks or stencils to create rubbings from for backgrounds  ( I have lots but you may want to use your own) leaves or swirls would be great

Bird images for inspiration

I will provide, inks, silk paints, soy wax, 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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