John Piper Inspired Batik with Jenny O’Leary
The artist John Piper created beautiful images of architecture and landscapes of Britain during the wars. These will be the inspiration to create Batiks on tissue using Jenny’s contemporary interpretation of a traditional technique. Working with hot wax, bleach and inks to make individual pieces of work. No experience is necessary as the technique will be taught from scratch.
Apron, hairdryer, gloves, Pritt type glue stick, images for inspiration of John Piper’s work and also images of ruins, churches etc. Interesting papers such as old book pages, music scores, handmade paper. Photocopies of simple black & white architectural images, ie archways, doors etc.
Stretched canvas up to A3 – optional
It is set in a lovely rural situation just off the A47 and you can join Anita there where she will teach you to make all kinds of textile art in safe regulated conditions that include:
Restricted numbers to ensure safe social distancing.
Track and trace is in place.
Face masks are worn if demonstrations are taking place.
Hand sanitizers are situated at the entrance and in the bathroom facilities,
Disposable aprons and gloves.
The studio is light and airy and there are all sorts of hand and machine stitch workshops, Powertex and Eco dying.
Experimental Wednesdays takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, where you are more than welcome to explore stitch and other textile art skills.
Anita will make you welcome and there might be other visitors there to chat with and share the experience . Cake and hot and cold drinks are available on tap through out the day. You will also find lots of other items for sale. Die Cut Kits can be collected from the Studio if preferred.
EBS Retail is the name of Anita’s shop at Long Sutton Emporium where you can get kits amongst many other items that Anita makes and buys in such a needles and threads as well as fabric.
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.