Learn to create batik on Japanese paper using soy wax, a non-scented biodegradable wax!
Batik is a traditional technique found in Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Phillipines and Nigeria, that uses hot wax as a resist to mask out patterns on textiles before applying dye. At the end of the process the wax is removed to reveal the original colour of the fabric outlining the dyed surface.
In this workshop, paper, textil and print artist – Loree Ovens will take you through different methods of applying wax. Painting, using a traditional tjanting tool, stamping and other intuitive methods will be demonstrated. You’ll also be shown how to apply colour (pigment) and how to remove the wax afterwards.
At the end of the class, participants will have a bundle of their paper batik experiments and be given instructions on how to continue the process at home!