Batik Workshops


Scarf Workshop Create a Batik Silk Scarf

Date 26 May 2018 1pm – 5pm  Cost: 25.00 includes all materials and refreshments.

Working in my well-lit studio, you will try various wax techniques on silk samples using brushes and the canting in a free, loose way. You will mix and paint with Dupont dye to see the effect. I will demonstrate a few ways on how to interpret a design onto a scarf working from sketch/picture to paint. Alternatively you can bring your own ideas for design to the session. The workshop is suitable for beginners or the more experienced. The rest of the time will be spent working on your scarf using wax to resist the paints in one or two stages. I will steam your scarf after the workshop and post it to you, or it could be collected. The workshop will take place with a minimum of 2 participants. If you can find a friend who wishes to do the workshop, this would be ideal.

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Paint and Collage Batik Pictures

A WorkshopDate: 2 June 2018 1pm – 4.30pm. Cost: 20.00. Includes materials and refreshments. This workshop date is interchangeable with ‘Create a Silk Scarf’ Book both workshops together and receive a discount of 5.00 (refundable on the day if booking online).

Working in my well-lit studio, you will try various wax techniques on handmade papers (tissutex and mulberry) using found tools and the canting in a free, loose way. You will mix and paint with Procion dye, wax again and iron out. Pieces can then be selected with a window shape to cut out and use for cards. Participants can either bring their own blank cards or use mine at 20 pence each. (They are square and include an envelope). You will also use your experimental pieces as an inspiration for a picture. You can cut, tear and reassemble strips or shapes to create a small abstracted landscape picture, then glue the pieces down. It’s great fun to create in this imaginative way. There will be time to make several pictures and/or cards. I will show how your pictures will look mounted and fitted into a standard frame.

The workshop will take place with a minimum of 2 participants. I would also welcome one or two accompanied children aged 10 + .

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I am fairly flexible on dates, so if these dates or times do not suit you, please contact me to discuss an alternative.


Watch a video recorded at a batik scarf workshop.

2 Responses

  1. Louise Powers and Veronique Powers

    Dear Barbara, we wanted to thank you for the interesting workshop we thoroughly enjoyed it! We highly recommend this workshop!

    • barbara

      Im really pleased you enjoyed it. Congratulations on gaining distinction for your project Louise. You are both welcome back anytime for workshops.

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