‘Birds in Batik’ with Artist Jenny O’Leary *New 2022


Jenny O’Leary is teaching across two days and ‘Birds in Batik’ is the second of the two workshops which can be taken together or individually.  The link for ‘Patterns of The East’ workshop is below.

Fully booked - please email to be added to the waiting list


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 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.

Note: Jenny is also teaching her Patterns of the East workshop on the day before: day:

Additional information


21st April 2022






Disposable gloves,

Pritt type glue stick (full!)


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

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 tissue paper, inks, soy wax, pva, bleach, brushes and tools

Cartridge paper is also provided.

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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