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Sarah Tucker
The Crowood Press, 218 x 267 mm, 96pp, colour,, 1999

Batik is an exciting and unusual art form in which vivid and original fabric designs are steadily built up by the repeated use of hot wax and dyes. By following seven easy to understand step-by-step projects, you will discover the fascination of this craft, which originated in the Far East and reached its peak in Indonesia.

As a method of decorating and patterning cloth, the possibilities for experimentation are endless. The finished batiks may end up as garments, cushion covers, wall hangings or as pictures, stretched or dry-mounted.

Sarah Tucker's own enthusiastic approach offers a stimulating introduction to batik for the complete beginner, but will also inspire those who already have experience in the medium.

Sarah Tucker discovered batik in 1971 and has been addicted ever since. Originally a theatre company manager, she abandoned that profession to concentrate on a career as a batik artist and teacher. In addition to work in private collections, her batiks have been exhibited in galleries all over Great Britain.

The Crowood Press, The Stable Block, Crowood Lane, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 2HR. Telephone +44 (0)1672 520320 Fax +44 (0)1672 520280

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