• Seedpods Folded Book Using Batik on Tissue - Tutor Jenny O'Leary
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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About The Workshop:
The beautiful shapes of seedpods and various plant forms will be used as inspiration to create a batik on tissue paper folded book. Working with hot wax as a resist on tissue we will use bleach and inks to create beautiful designs related to the theme.

Date and Time:
Sun 9 February
10 – 4pm

Skill level: Suitable for beginners.

Learning Curve:
You will learn how to use various conventional and unconventional tools to apply the wax and create different marks and textures on the paper. You will also learn how to construct the folded book.

About the Artist:
Jenny O’Leary

I am a textile artist and tutor living and working in Shropshire. My work is inspired by the landscape of Shropshire, it’s colours, patterns textures and shapes. Rolling landscapes, clumps of trees perched on hills, ploughed fields and the changing of the seasons. Through my textile art I aim to bring out feelings about what is around me rather than being a true representation of any one place.
I work predominately in batik (hot wax resist) on tissue paper and on fabric, often combining it with machine embroidery adding a drawn element to my work.
I paint inks and dyes on to the surface, and also use bleach to remove colour which adds another exciting dimension to the process. I am constantly exploring new ways of using the technique, collaging papers first to batik on to, creating batik papers to collage with, stitching on to completed batiks, applying tissue to canvas to batik on to, creating books from my batiked papers… The list is endless!
I am a member of The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Crafts, The Embroiderers Guild and The Batik Guild.

What’s Included?

  • Seedpods, tissue paper, cartridge paper, ink, wax, PVA glue, equipment, wax pots, tools (£3 to be paid on the day)
  • Lovely tea and cake.

 You will need;

  • An apron
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Hairdryer
  • Images for inspiration
  • Pritt Stick type glue
  • Scissors
  • Optional – stretched canvas up to A3 size


The Avenue, Churchtown, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 0HR, United Kingdom


Access – Disabled Access – ramp access the front door.

Disabled toilet.