403: Introduction to Eco Printing & Botanical Dyeing

In this course Penny Jewell teaches the techniques needed to obtain clear botanical images from local plants on to fabric and paper.

Students will learn how to introduce background colour to their prints, exploring the interaction of mordants and tannins.

Course Code: 403

Time: 9.30am – 4:45pm

Dates: Thursday 6th Jan – Friday 7th Jan

Cost: $200

Suitable For: Beginners

Ages: 18+

Renata Wright

Penny Jewell

Penny Jewell has had an ongoing, all-consuming obsession with both plants and textiles for several decades. Her main interest is in exploring the possibilities of using plants as a dye source. She is particularly interested in the dye potential of Australian flora as most of the local plants have never been tested for their colours.

Her work is sold in many Australian galleries. She has been teaching her dye techniques for several years and she has both studied and taught overseas, although since Covid her overseas classes have been restricted to zoom.