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Dot, Dot, Dot: Hand-drawn Batik and Natural Dyes

I am excited for the opportunity to share the hand-drawn batik and natural dye-making techniques that I learned during my year of arts research in Indonesia. During a weekend long workshop at the Morgan Conservatory, we will explore wax resist mark-making and plant dyes on cotton.

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Dot, Dot, Dot: Hand-drawn Batik and Natural Dyes
June 1-2, 2019, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Batik is an ancient Indonesian wax-resist technique for dyeing cloth with intricate hand-drawn pattens and motifs. You will create one-of-a-kind batik designs on cotton using natural plant dyes, with the option of learning how to back cloth with kozo paper to make your own plant-dyed book cloth. You will also learn batik history and technique, plant dye preparation, experimentation with batik mark making using a tjanting drawing tool, practice dyeing for gradation of color, and making a personal batik project. Batik is a fun and versatile skill that is well-suited for textile artists, book artists, and beginners alike. 

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