This course with Penny Jewell is a basic introduction to contact printing using botanicals. The class covers the techniques needed to obtain clear, plant prints on protein (silk, wool etc), and also on paper. Different methods of bundling, steaming and boiling will be covered, plus an explanation of how to print large pieces of fabric.
Beginners (18+ years)View list of Student Requirements for this course
Penny Jewell has long had an interest, indeed an obsession, with plants and their usage. She is particularly interested in the colours and dyes that can be obtained from them. Penny has been experimenting with “eco printing” and botanical dyeing for many years. Over that time, she has developed and nuanced different methods to obtain good, clear botanical prints on many types of fabrics. Penny has both taught and studied botanical printing overseas, gathering knowledge of different plants and methods. Her work is sold in galleries throughout Australia.