Friday, 23 April 2010
These are cantings. The batik workers wax application tool. They have a teak handle and a copper chamber and spout. I bought myself two ready for my first batik workshop tomorrow. I attended a very interesting talk about Batik from Java and Thailand on Wednesday evening at Wombourne Quilters' Guild.
www.textiletechniques.co.uk) came to speak about how she goes abroad collecting Batik work to sell in this country. She has enlisted several villagers in various countries to make Batik in the traditional way and thereby helps their local economies. She has been doing this for twenty years or more.
Here are some of the sumptuous fabrics which she brought with her.
I particularly like this large copper stamp for dipping in wax to make a resist pattern
We won't have such luxury tomorrow on the workshop - we are making our own designs, but I am really looking forward to it.