Batik for Beginners


Duration: two days

Price: £160

Run by: Jan Kilpatrick
at Wild Tiles

01854 666279

Cul Mor
Elphin
Lairg
Highlands
IV27 4HH

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About the Course

This two-day course is designed to introduce you to the wonderful world of batik, using deliberately low-tech and easy to source equipment and materials. We start the weekend with a 'warm up' session, with an experimental approach to the tradition of tie-dyeing, thereby creating diverse patterns that will form the basis for some very unusual batiks. Then, taking a bundle of un-dyed cotton, linen and mixed fibre fabric, we will take each surface on a journey through the various methods used for applying batik, gradually building upon the colours and marks made through each stage of the process, working towards intricate surfaces that are either subtle or vibrant, depending on the choices you make along the way. By the end of the weekend you will have built up a significant bank of unique pieces of cloth, designed by you, and suitable for a whole range of future textile projects.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment are supplied. The cost of the course includes refreshments and a cooked vegetarian lunch each day.



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I loved this course! I was delighted batiked fabrics I created and with the transferable skills and techniques I learned. Jan is an outstanding teacher. The course was well designed and no previous experience was needed. The class was small, we each had plenty of Jan’s attention. Jan facilitated a positive group experience with opportunities to share ideas and learn from each other. The variety of marks and designs we produced was impressive. I enjoyed two whole days of creativity and fun in the inspiring surroundings of Jan’s studio and stunning highland scenery; Jan’s delicious cooking was a bonus.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 5th May 2018

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