415: Introduction to Eco Printing & Botanical Dyeing

Penny Jewell will teach the techniques needed to obtain clear botanical images from local plants onto fabric and paper.

Students will learn how to introduce background colour to their prints, exploring the interaction of mordants and tannins. They will mostly work with protein fabrics (silk, wool etc). Students don’t need prior experience to do this class, beginners are welcome, but we do advise that if you want to enrol in the advanced eco print class using cellulose fabrics you should do this class first.

In previous years, the class has rapidly sold out thus we are offering it twice this year.

Course Code: 408

Time: 9.30am – 4:30pm  

Dates:  Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th January

Cost: $250

Suitable For: Beginners  

Ages: 18+

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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 throughout Australia for several years and she has both studied and taught overseas.