Project Description

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Two-Day Workshop: Wax Resist Batik on Natural Fabric

Dates/Times: TBD

Typically Saturday & Sunday / Various hours

Age: 16+

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Class Fee:  TBD

Materials Fee: Typically $40 –  includes wax, dye, t-shirt, scarf, bamboo brush, hot wax pen (tjantin)

Student List (Bring/Wear): Kitchen gloves (not disposable type) / warm clothes (layer for indoor/outdoor if desired) / old clothes (don’t mind staining with dye) / apron (optional but recommended)

Class Description:

Evidence of batik has been found by archaeologists to span many cultures and thousands of years. This workshop is an introduction to the craft of batik or wax resist dyeing on fabric in the traditional methods.

In this introduction to the traditional metods of batik, students will sketch out simple designs and then execute them with hot beeswax and paraffin on t-shirts or scarfs. Fabric will be dyed using a permanent, commercial, cold-water dye. During the dying process the wax will crack, leaving the typical batik crackle pattern on the fabric. The wax will then be removed by boiling.

Location –
School Street Studios Building,
34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

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Greg Krakow
Greg KrakowInstructor
Greg Krakow studied batik while getting his bachelor’s degree in art from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, in 1972. Since then he has continued to create batik clothing and wall hangings. His work has been presented at many art and craft shows. He has taught batik numerous times including Mercer University (Macon, GA), University for Man (Monterey, CA), Monterey Adult School (Monterey, CA), and the Athens Fiber Guild at the Lyndon House (Athens, GA).