Lectures and workshops


Jenny can offer:


Talks: Natural dyeing from a Traditional and Contemporary perspective.


Workshops: 'Eco Leaf printing on Fabric and Paper', 'Indigo Fructose Vat preparation', 'Dyeing with Shibori' and 'Alchemy with Natural Dyes'.

Contact - Mobile Tel no 07831637350

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Jenny Leslie


Jenny makes Eco dyed textiles using traditional and contemporary techniques.


Traditional techniques include shibori, a type of tie dyeing and flour paste resist.


Contemporary techniques real leaf prints, compost dyeing and rust printing.


Jenny forms her fabrics into large and small framed pieces as well as accessories.


Jenny’s techniques reflect her approach to life: Dyeing is fascinating as it is an experimental technique, one can go through certain procedures but one never knows what is likely to happen. Like life, one can make plans but the unexpected is likely to happen. Contemporary technique, compost dyeing and echo dyeing mirrors this process, Jenny sees this as an alchemical process; fabric and plants are buried in the slow warmth of the compost heap and with the gentle heat and moisture the plants disintegrate to form something entirely new.

Nature is a constant source of inspiration and the organic patterns found in it inform most of her individual work.


Jenny feels textile art is something wider than art and she uses it as an expression of interest in the environment, tradition and creativity.


Jenny has a degree in Embroidery with Julia Caprara School of Embroidery linked to Middlesex Uni 2010.


Jenny’s other careers are gardening and psychotherapy both of these inform her current work.


Jenny joined East in 2015, she is also a founder member of Eastern Region Textile Forum, Herts Visual Arts, and the Eagle Gallery Bedford.




Jenny's personal website can be found at:






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