17/07/2018 10:36 AM Penny Jewell is a textile artist living and working in Walpole, Western Australia. Having a lifelong love of both textiles and plants allows her to combine her interests in the effects of botanical dyes on both fabric and paper. The interplay of temperature, PH, flora and fabric are not always totally predictable – but she finds the different possibilities and the sometimes, unexpected results fascinating. Her exhibitions include the 2015 Duo exhibition, Glimpse, at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, W.A. (Bendigo Bank Southern Art and Craft Trail 2015). Her work can be found in numerous retails outlets and galleries including the Art Gallery of Western Australia Shop, Found – Fremantle Arts Centre, Aspects Gallery at Kings Park Botanical Gardens, the Art Gallery of Ballarat Victoria and the Melbourne Botanical Gardens.
WILD COLOUR – BOTANICAL DYEING
Discover how to print leaves directly on to fabric or paper using the “bundling” or eco printing method. Experiment with local plants to see which ones provide long lasting colour to dye fabric or yarn.
Achieve an understanding of how using different mordants can provide more than one colour from the same dye pot.
Beginners (18+ years)