Batik on Fabrics

Batik on Fabrics
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Description

Learn the basic techniques of batik, using hot wax and dyes. You will produce one colourful sample batik, using a variety of techniques, and a second piece of your choice – either a built-up pattern or a batik painting.

Working on fine cotton lawn, you will learn how to use the canting (tool for applying the wax) as well as other methods of applying the wax. The whole fabric is then covered with a layer of dye. When dry, more wax is applied to “save” areas of the dye. A second dye is applied. The process is repeated until only small areas remain unwaxed, and the final, dark dye is applied. At this stage the batik can be cracked and dipped into a bath of dye, if desired.

What to bring:

Reference material – designs or photographs

Drawing pencil/rubber, Drawing pins

Apron, rubber gloves, kitchen roll

Old newspapers if available

Hair dryer (if possible)

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

Wax pots

Irons

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course, you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you would like to share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them, so you can share this on social media and tag us.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If having booked, you can no longer attend, we are unable to offer a refund or transfer you to another workshop. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

Level: Beginners and up

Number of students: 10

Maker

Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops

Venue

Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
Reading
Berkshire
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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