Ready to step into our time machine – which takes you back over 2000 years? This journey takes you through the incredible artisan technique of Batik, commonly used in Far East. You will explore various tools and methods of building up multiple layers of hot wax and dyes on to cotton fabric.
The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired.
In this workshop you will:
• Stretch the cotton fabric on a wooden frame.
• Prepare the design on paper.
• Transfer the design on the fabric
• Choose two colours for the design and start applying wax for first colour.
* Dip the fabric in first dye.
• Dry the fabric and apply wax for second colour and dip it in dye-bath (if time allows).
• At home, you will remove the wax by washing it in boiling water or ironing between layers of paper.
Not suitable for children under 16 years