Batik

Learn the fascinating art of batik – an ancient textile technique where hot wax is applied to fabric using a tool called a tjanting – with artist Rhian Sutcliffe. Fabric (usually cotton or silk) is stretched onto a wooden frame and the tjanting is dipped into a pot of melted wax and used as a drawing tool to create patterns, compositions and illustrations. Coloured dyes are then painted onto the fabric, the lines of wax resist the colour, creating striking designs. Rhian will also guide you through other more contemporary techniques such as incising and stamping.

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