Next promoted date : Tuesday 11th June 2024 This workshop can either be run as Batik on Paper or Fabric. Batik is an ancient textile technique originating in Indonesia and its use then spread to many other countries, with each putting a different cultural slant on the choice of images and their outcomes. The pattern was traditionally applied onto cloth using molten wax with fine brushes or tools called tjantings, before coloured dyes are applied to the fabric. As a textile designer, Alison Butler used this process on paper, to create highly original and decorative textile designs for the fashion industry and for a number of years. If you choose the paper option, you will create a range of smaller experimental samples and unique outcomes on paper, before creating a larger final piece. Should you choose the fabric option, after completing experimental samples, you will create a decorative wall piece, suitable to be stretched on to a frame or board or mounted under glass. ​You may choose to work with the themes of Florals or Abstract Pattern, or perhaps take inspiration from different cultural images; alternatively, you may wish to develop ideas of your own choosing. The workshop will be delivered by Alison Butler of Blooming Designs. With over 25 years as a textile designer and illustrator, Alison will skill fully guide you through a range of exciting approaches. We have a choice of 2 venues on our working farm in The South Downs National Park. *The Stables provides a more intimate venue, whilst our adjacent thatched Long Barn suits a larger group. This workshop is suitable for those with a range of skills and creative experiences, from beginners to those looking to improve and extend their batik skills. Please bring along: an apron, ideas and images relating to your chosen theme and an A3 folder to transport your work home.

What's included in the price?

Tuition, all materials and use of equipment, plus refreshments throughout the day; just bring lunch. Please contact Alison Butler if you have any questions via the "Message the tutor" button.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Stag dos
  • Accommodation offered
  • Romantic
  • Hen dos
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
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Whitewool Farm, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HW