‘Patterns from the East’ – Batik with Artist Jenny O’Leary *New 2022


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Using patterns, textures and colours from the East we will use the exciting technique of batik on tissue  to create beautiful pieces suitable for further embellishment with stitch.

We will work with stencils, rubbings, hot wax and other resists to create papers which we will then use to create collages to further layer with  wax and inks.

Additional information


20th 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.

Scraps of patterned wrapping paper, serviettes, patterned tissue

Blocks or stencils to create rubbings from ( I have lots but you may want to use your own)

Indian/Asian images for inspiration ( I will bring Indian artefacts 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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