Batik is an ancient textile technique originating in Indonesia. Pattern is applied onto cloth using molten wax with fine brushes or tools called tjantings, before coloured dyes are applied to the fabric. In more recent years this highly decorative and colourful process has been used to create designs and images on paper.
During the day you will create a range of experimental samples and unique outcomes. You may choose to work with the themes of Florals or Abstract Pattern, or take inspiration from different cultural images; alternatively you may wish to develop designs of your own choosing.
The workshop is delivered by Alison Butler of Blooming Designs. With over 25 years experience as a textile designer and book illustrator, Alison will guide you through a range of exciting approaches.
This workshop is suitable for those with a range of skills and creative experiences, from complete beginners to those looking to improve their batik skills.
Please bring along: an apron, ideas related to the themes of pattern and florals, and ethnic cultures, plus a newspaper and an A3 folder to transport your work home.
The workshop will include materials and use of equipment; refreshments are served throughout the day. The workshop runs from 10 - 4pm and costs £95.
Depending on Government requirements , social distancing measures will be in place.
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