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

Nature in Batik
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Andrew Wynne

21 May 2024 6pm - 9pm
Knighton Lane Artists Studios, Leicester.

Hedgerows in Batik Jenny O'Leary

15 to 16 Jul 2024
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Moor Hall Farm Bettws-y-Crwyn, Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire SY7 8PH

'Pushing Boundaries in Batik' with Rosi Robinson in Bath, UK
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Rosi Robinson

12 to 14 Aug 2024 9.30 a.m - 4 p.m.
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Explore traditional and modern techniques of batik. Discover how to develop them into both pictorial art forms, or purely expressive abstract designs. All skill levels can take a variety of approaches to this traditional Far Eastern resist technique of decorating fabric, using hot wax and fibre-reactive dyes.

Bath Textile Summer School 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN

Batik from Java - from a traditional ancient craft to the quilters of the world!
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Diane Gaffney

23 Oct 2024 7.30 pm
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A talk with lots of lovely batik textiles - some old and traditional and some bang up to date. In this talk we can trace the story of batik from past to present and even into the future.

This event is run by Ledbury Quilters but guests are always welcome for a small charge.

Ledbury Quilters at Ledbury Rugby Club, Ross Road, Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 2LP

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

26 to 27 Oct 2024 9.30 a.m - 4 p.m.

Learn the basics of this wonderful traditional resist technique of decorating fabric. Discover the magical quality and variety of effects that batik - wax, dyes, fabric (and paper) - has to offer.

            This one or two-day workshop is suitable for any level of experience. You can work at your own pace and ability under the supervision of the internationally renowned batik artist and instructor, Rosi Robinson.                                                             

            You will be introduced to a variety of traditional and contemporary waxing techniques on cotton fabric and paper using hot liquid wax and fibre-reactive dyes. You will learn how to do batik in a more painterly way - almost like painting in watercolours, on both fabric and paper. By waxing areas at eaimage.jpegch stage, you will learn how to build up a picture or design by applying dye washes starting from the lightest colour leading up to the darkest. You will also learn how to discharge colour on both paper and cotton fabric.

Email: rosirob@aol.com  or rosi@rosirobinson.com  or    Web: www.rosirobinson.com

The Martindale Centre, Station Road, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, RH16 2AB

Abstract Batik
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Andrew Wynne

2 Nov 2024 all day
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A workshop suitable for all levels of experience with an emphasis on play and experimentation, exploring the unique interactions between the batik process using wax resist, discharge and dyeing processes on fabrics and papers.
Suitable for all levels of experience, learners will be taught all aspects of batik including abstract composition, historical and multi-cultural traditions, contemporary practice, application of wax resists using kistkas and brushes, discharge and resist-dyeing with bleach and procion dyes and finishing. 

Workshop spaces are limited to six learners. Workshop and class fees are strictly payable in advance to secure places.

 £75.00 inclusive.

Knighton Lane Artists Studios, Leicester.

Talks and workshops in Scotland

From the Artisans of Java to the Quilters of Scotland - the true story of "Bali" Batik.
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Diane Gaffney

1 Jun 2024 2 pm
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A thirty minute short talk with lots of photos and fabrics to look at. This talk is part of World Textile Day Scotland and entry to the Day is free. There is just a small charge for the talks.

Bridge of Allan, Parish Hall, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Scotland FK9 4NW

Beginners Batik Workshop Fiona Stanley

6 Jul 2024 all day from 10.30am

This is a one day guided workshop, suited to beginners, teaching the wonderful and expressive art of batik, and celebrating the International Year of Batik. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch is included in the ticket price. Using wax resist and dyes, attendees with be able to produce two or three batiks during the day. The workshop will be led by Scottish members of The Batik Guild. Materials will be supplied and attendees are welcome to come with ideas or pictures for inspiration. Given the venue in the Willow Tea Rooms we will include as inspiration themes explored by the 19th Century Scottish artist and illustrator Jessie Marion King.

Willow Tearooms, Glasgow

Talks and workshops in Wales

From the Artisans of Java to the Quilters of Wales - the true story of "Bali" Batik.
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Diane Gaffney

7 Sep 2024 11 am
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A short talk looking at the way this fabulous fabric is made - known as Bali batik but actually made in Java.

Lots of lovely fabrics and photos. Part of World Textile Day Wales

Minerva Centre Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, Mid Wales SY18 6BY

Talks and workshops in North America

'Discover the Magic of Batik' Workshop with Rosi Robinson in Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Rosi Robinson

9 to 11 Sep 2024 9.30 a.m - 4 p.m.

Learn the basics of this wonderful traditional resist technique of decorating fabric. Discover the magical quality and variety of effects that batik - wax, dyes, fabric (and paper) - has to offer.

            This one or two-day workshop is suitable for any level of experience. You can work at your own pace and ability under the supervision of the internationally renowned batik artist and instructor, Rosi Robinson.                                                             

            You will be introduced to a variety of traditional and contemporary waxing techniques on cotton fabric and paper using hot liquid wax and fibre-reactive dyes. You will learn how to do batik in a more painterly way - almost like painting in watercolours, on both fabric and paper. By waxing areas at eaimage.jpegch stage, you will learn how to build up a picture or design by applying dye washes starting from the lightest colour leading up to the darkest. You will also learn how to discharge colour on both paper and cotton fabric.

Email: rosirob@aol.com  or rosi@rosirobinson.com  or    Web: www.rosirobinson.com

100 Queen Street, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada B0J 1J0

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 Bridget Cordory Gill Curry Helen Dougall
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Susan D'souza
Kyrle du Heaume
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Marina Elphick
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Heather Gatt
Shelagh Hetreed Wendy James Caroline King MarieTherese 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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Sue Rhodes-Simpson
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Rosi Robinson
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Sarah Tucker
Jo Whiteland
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Andrew Wynne
Members in Scotland
Jane Lannagan
Members in Wales
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Dorothy Morris
Members in Europe
Llaneza Arias Medellin Claire Drewe Mélanie Dusarse
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Isabella Künzli Waller
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Shuen-Li Spirit
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Christina Szabo
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Rita Trefois
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Eleonora Ur
Members in North America
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Beth Evans
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Susan Metzger
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Jennifer Raby
Members in Rest of World
Kamal Dollah
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Catalina Espina
Monisha Gallage Agus Ismoyo Tatang Wibowo Xingdong Zhu
 
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