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Batik your Initial in Belper, Derbyshire

Duration: 1 Day

Price: £89

Run by: Sue Rhodes
at Attic Batik

07956 977876

Attic Batik
Unit1U, 21 Market Place
DE56 1FZ

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About the Course

Come learn the fundamental skills of batik on this one day course. This class is aimed at absolute beginners, as full tuition and the opportunity to practice will be given. It is also suitable for those with some experience. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 8 students only, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Having picked a letter of your choice I will talk you through a step-by-step process of how to draw with hot liquid wax and add colourful dyes to your stretched cotton panel. We will look at the use of pattern and different tools to achieve a variety of effects and consider the methods for building up layers of colour using the wax as a resist to save specific areas.

After your design is finished we will complete the process by removing the wax with a hot iron and fixing your bespoke artwork in a good quality frame ready for you to take home. There will be different frame options with mounts available on the day to compliment your showpiece and home decor.

This is an ideal course for you to create something beautiful for yourself or as a unique gift for someone special in a calm and relaxing setting.

Our studio is equipped with all the necessary tools and materials to create your unique piece including mercerised cotton panels, waxing tools such as tjantings and stamps, dyes and brushes, and much more.

I will be your tutor and my name is Sue Rhodes. I have been a qualified batik artist since 1997 and an artist for life, I am also a qualified tutor in the lifelong learning sector. I am a member of The Batik Guild and enjoy looking for new and interesting ways of applying batik and I really enjoy teaching it!

The cost of the class is £89 per person.

You may wish to bring an apron and wear old clothes.

Please bring a packed lunch. Tea, coffee, juice and light refreshments are provided.

This class is suitable for anyone above the age of 16.

Best wishes and I look forward to meeting you!


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?

Use of everything you need: All wax tools, cotton panels, dyes, brushes, wax, paper, iron and ironing board, dryers, picture frame and mount etc.

Light refreshments such as tea, fresh coffee, juice, squash, and sugary treats!

Want to review this course?

I had the most amazing day learning batik. Located in the town with free parking just across the market square. Stylish studio with great feel, big windows for lots of light and a very warm welcome. Sue did short demonstrations and encouraged questions. It was lovely having the day to relax, explore and learn techniques used in this craft. I still am blown away by the versatility and scope reflected in everyone's work on the day.....I have the batik bug!

- - #18151

Response from Attic Batik:

Thank you Annette. I'm so happy you've caught the batik bug! The possibilities with Batik are endless. Hope to see you in the studio again soon.

What a great day this was. Sue has created a warm welcoming space in which you can just relax and play with interesting techniques and gorgeous coloured dyes. You choose how your piece develops and the variety of different effects is amazing. This is a real treat!

- - #18013

Response from Attic Batik:

Thank you Jo. I'm delighted you really enjoyed seeing how versatile batik is and that you enjoyed your time in the studio!

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Course Start Dates

Monday 14th January 2019
Sunday 27th January 2019
Monday 11th February 2019
Saturday 23rd February 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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