Tuesday, April 13, 2010

eco batik with patena moesker

eco batik workshop - saturday 24 april 10am - 4pm $20
Patena Moesker, amazing artist with 20 years teaching and art making experience.
Working with 100% natural fibres, first the garment will be hand dyed with
natural products like brown onion skins, tannin from wood, or aged metals.
The workshop will then teach the art of batik, a technique thought to be over a thousand years old. Patena will share her skills and fascination with the fabric dyeing method of batik, creating fabulous shapes and forms on specially prepared fabric.

The process involves dyeing fabric by making use of a resist technique; covering areas of cloth with wax, a dye-resistant substance, to prevent the fabric absorbing colors.
All materials will be supplied, however please let us know if you have some garments or fabric you'd like to recreate into a new look. These need to be 100% natural fabric or rayon. Patena will dye these beforehand in readiness for the workshop.
Email for more information and to book.

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