Explore the process of both batik and tie dye and make your own imaginative patterns and designs in our classes. You will learn the basics of batik or tie dye and explore the process of preparation of hand-dyed textiles. At the end, you will take home your own personalised Batik Boutique product. Learn more on the art of batik.
Batik is a more involved method of dyeing fabric using removable wax resist method. Canting is a pen-like tool used to apply liquid hot wax in the batik-making process. In this batik canting workshop, you will learn the process of designing and making batiks, from making preliminary drawings, to applying liquid hot wax with the canting tool, applying dyes, and setting color.
Shibori is a method of dyeing fabric after knotting or clamping it to produce interesting and irregular patterns. There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, and each way results in very different patterns. In this shibori workshop, you will learn several different shibori techniques to create your own unique textile.
In this natural dye class you will explore a variety of natural dyes, learn how to prep, process and practice dyeing in patters to create your own fabulous colours on fabric using natural methods and materials.
Join us and learn how to make your handmade gifts!
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