416: Advanced Eco Printing and Botanical Dyeing

Lift your eco dyeing to another level. This is a course with Penny Jewell, for those with previous experience of botanical printing. The emphasis is on how to successfully print botanical images on cellulose fabrics, particularly exploring the interaction of natural dyes with eco printing, especially madder, indigo, cutch, and tannins made from local eucalypts and acacias.

If you are not already an experienced eco printer, we suggest that you also enrol in the Introduction to Eco Printing and Botanical Dyeing class. The information given there is essential for you to get the full value of this class.

Course Code: 416

Time: 9.30am – 4:30pm  

Dates:  Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th January

Cost: $275

Suitable For: Advanced  

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.