Batik is a wax-resist dyeing technique that’s applied to the entire cloth. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the hot-wax/ resist with a spouted tool called canting (also known as batik tulis), or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. This allows the fabric to be selectively dyed/ coloured by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired.
Over this 2 day course you will designing your own batik patterns, Batik-tulis making: drawing your patterns onto the fabric using canting and hot wax. You will then dip dye and finishing process. Completing your own Batik designed Cotton tote bag.
Cost: £180 for the two days. Included in the course is Batik patterns template, Batik wax & canting, dyes required for use for the duration of the course and plain cotton fabric – 2 x approx. 50x50cm each (for samples and testing on 1st day), plain cotton tote bag x1 (as your final piece on 2nd day). For further details and to book, please follow the link below.
Workshops & Part Time Courses
Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT
19th-20th November 2021