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
Suitable For: Beginners
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.