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Join the Batik Guild

The Batik Guild is a UK-based non-profit making organisation which is financed by its members' subscriptions. It is run by volunteers. The Guild was founded in 1986 by a small group of artists who were interested in the craft of batik. Since that time it has grown to a membership of around 200. Members come from all over Great Britain as well as Ireland, Europe and beyond, and include professional artists, amateur artists, teachers and those who simply enjoy doing batik.

Our principal objective is to encourage a wider appreciation and understanding of batik as a centuries-old craft which continues to meet the needs of creative artists working today. We particularly hope to encourage its practice in schools and colleges alongside other more familiar art forms.

We produce a colour magazine (presently three times a year) which is an important way for members to communicate, discuss their work and exchange views and information which may be useful and interesting to other members. The Guild's web site was first set up in 1998 and is proving to be another useful tool for communication and promotion of the art of batik.

Aims of the Batik Guild

  • To promote and improve education in the field of batik
  • To stimulate a constructive and creative approach to the craft
  • To encourage and support members as individual artists and crafts workers
  • To exchange information on techniques
  • To support lectures, workshops and meetings for members
  • To share information about exhibitions, studios and workshop space


Our standard annual subscription rates are currently:

  bullet UK £22.00 GBP
  bullet Europe £27.00 GBP
  bullet USA £32.00 GBP
  bullet Rest of World £32.00 GBP

How to Join Us

You can join us online by signing up in our Members' area and then making a payment via Paypal through the 'Subscriptions' link. If you wish to pay by cheque or set up a standing order, or if you have any other membership queries, please contact the Membership Secretary.

Please send cheques and any other membership enquiries to:

Claire Drewe
Membership Secretary

An information pack will be sent to you on receipt of your payment.

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