Workshops & Talks

A number of Batik Guild members regularly run workshops and give talks on batik. A selection of forthcoming events is listed here.

Talks and workshops in England

'Discover the Magic of Batik' workshop with Rosi Robinson
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Rosi Robinson

26 to 27 Oct 2019 9.30 am - 4 pm

Over the two days, Rosi Robinson will take you through a number of projects, batiking on cotton fabric and paper. You will be able to experiment with different waxing tools and apply Procion MX cold water Reactive dyes in a variety of ways. You can work at your own pace. Beginners and those with experience are welcome.


The Martindale Centre, Station Road, Horsted Keynes, RH17 7ED

Workshop in Aldershot
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Angela Lenman

19 to 20 Nov 2019 9am - 5pm

Workshop in a Village Hall - bring your own equipment and lunch - hired from 9 - 5 and share the cost of £32.00 for the day between all attendees. 

Ash Victoria Hall

Talks and workshops in Scotland

Batik - The People Behind the Cloth
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Diane Gaffney

17 Jun 2020 7 pm
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A talk for the Aberdeen Quilters (but guests are very welcome) Lots of images and glorious batik textiles from all over Java to look at. Sales Table.

Rubislaw Church Centre, 1, Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen AB15 4AB

Talks and workshops in Europe

Short Workshop Package - part 2
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Rita Trefois

7 to 8 Nov 2019

Etching in the wax


Short Workshop Package - Part 3
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Rita Trefois

12 to 13 Dec 2019



Batik & Surface Design at Zijdelings (Tilburg NL)
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Rita Trefois

1 Jan to 30 Jun 2020

A series of four 2-days workshops in the period of January – June 2020


Tilburg, Holland

Batik education 2020 at DIY Textile School (Amsterdam NL)
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Rita Trefois

1 Jan to 30 Jun 2020

An intensive education in six 2-days meetings from January till June 2020.

Talks and workshops in Rest of World

Java Batik Study Tour
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Diane Gaffney

19 Oct to 3 Nov 2019
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Java Batik Study Tour 

October 19th - November 3rd 2019 NOW FULL

Lots of wonderful hands on workshops and visits.

Contact Diane at for more information about any future trips.

Yogyakarta, Java

Batik Week Workshop in Bali, Indonesia William Ingram

10 to 16 Nov 2019 9.30am - 4pm

Batik Week Workshop

- A workshop with 5 days of studio time offering an opportunity to deepen an existing batik practice or discover a new fibre art form, through a vibrant creative experience with other practitioners. Drawing on Threads of Life’s detailed field research of Indonesia’s ancient natural dye traditions, this workshop explores the interaction between this pallet of colours and the batik process. For beginners to advanced practitioners alike.


Threads of Life studio, Bali, Indonesia

More workshops and talks

The following Guild members may also offer workshops and talks by arrangement.

Members in England
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Jenn Adamson
Sara Bishop Gill Curry Helen Dougall Claire Drewe Kyrle du Heaume
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Marina Elphick
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Heather Gatt
Shelagh Hetreed Wendy James Caroline King
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Angela Lenman
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Barbara Melling
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Barbara Meynell
Jenny O'Leary Robin Paris
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Susan Rhodes-Simpson
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Rosi Robinson
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Sarah Tucker
Members in Scotland
Jane Lannagan
Members in Wales
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Dorothy Morris
Members in Europe
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Rita Trefois
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Eleonora Ur
Members in Rest of World
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Catalina Espina
Kiranada Sterling Benjamin
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