Learn traditional skills to create designs on fabric. In this batik workshop you will learn to use traditional tools to apply melted wax to cotton, forming a barrier. Experiment with different waxes to achieve amazing results, you will then apply vibrant dyes to create a picture to take home.
Alternatively you can make your design on a scarf and create an individual accessory .
Taught in my rural studio with wonderful views of the North Devon coast. I learnt my skills in Malaysia and added to them with attending workshops over the years. I sell my paintings, scarves and household linens at craft fairs and in exhibitions.
I am a member of the Batik Guild.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
- 6 hours of tuition
- Refreshments and home cooked lunch (please advise of allergies).
- All materials provided
- Maximum of 6 places
- Take home your own masterpiece
- 2 day batik courses also available
Booking is essential: please phone or visit my website
I had a lovely day with Bridget learning about batik. I had very little prior knowledge of the process and no hands on experience of it so it was all new to me.
Bridget immediately put me at ease and welcomed me into her lovely rural home. Her light and airy studio has lots of examples of her beautiful work which was great to see. I enjoyed playing with the various tools and brushes and finding out how the wax moves on the different fabric before moving on to selecting a design to work on for the rest of the session.
Bridget is a calm, friendly tutor and I felt very relaxed knowing that there are not really any "wrongs" just happy mistakes that can either be further worked on or learned from for next time. I appreciated the teas and coffees and the delicious home made soup for lunch whilst enjoying the sunshine and birds in her garden.
After lunch it was back to my picture which I managed to finish. Bridget kindly provided mats and frames and a cellophane bag to carry it home in to keep it clean and safe.
Whilst my picture isn't the best thing I have ever made I did enjoy the process and the experience. I highly recommend joining one of Bridget's workshops if you are interested in this beautiful craft.
Thank you Bridget!
What a lovely way to spend my time! I am not very artistic, but it didn't really matter, experimenting with patterns and shapes was just as good. It's interesting how the wax and the dyes work, was proud of my efforts 😊. Everything was supplied, including a light lunch and beverages
Learning the art of Batik was just one part of the day, I made new friends, and loved the vista from the well lit studio.
Sadly I only completed only half of the day as I had to dash off, however I took my masterpiece home with me. Thank you Bridget and thank you other participants
Fantastic relaxing and happy day. Bridget in her quiet way gave us a very comprehensive lesson on the art of Batik.
Everyone enjoyed the day. It would make an ideal present for someone. I may do it again with my daughter.
Lovely views from Bridget studio. We were all pleased with our art work at the end of day. Thank you Bridget
I started out knowing next to nothing about Batik but, with Bridget's patient help and expertise, I surprised myself with my lovely "waterlily" image. The studio is well equipped and I had a lovely day in good company including a delicious carrot soup lunch.