Introduction to batik and wax resist fabric printing & dying

The term 'batik' is an Indonesian word which refers to cloths on to which designs are made using hot wax as the drawing medium and dyes for colour. The wax drawing tools are called cantings and are usually made of copper with wooden handles. The reservoir is heated in the wax pot and a small amount is held within the tiny container and the batik worker draws gently across a design. sophisticated designs can can take many days to create as you add the dyes and wax an in layers. 

 During this introductory session you will be shown how to safely use the hot wax and the best ways to apply on to your fabric. With the wax resist in place you will then mix your own dyes to create very bespoke finished pieces. Everyone should be able to create between two or three finished pieces during the workshop.

All wax, dyes and fabrics are included but you should bring:

An apron/old shirt

Rubber gloves

Soft pencil

Small pots for dye mixing

A photo/sketches for you to create a design from.

This workshop is led by Jenn.

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.