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
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Rosi Robinson

28 to 29 Mar 2020 9.30 - 16.30
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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

The cost of a one day workshop is £55 and £110 for two days plus an additional charge of £10 for materials. 

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

The Martindale Centre, Station Road, Horsted Keynes, Near Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7ED.

Batik - the People Behind the Cloth
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Diane Gaffney

6 Apr 2020 7pm
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A talk with lots of samples of beautiful batik from Java and lovely images

Church of the Ascension Hall, Somers Park Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 1XA

Batik - The People Behind the Cloth
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Diane Gaffney

7 Apr 2020 7pm
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A talk about the batik of Java with lots of lovely batiks and images

Solihull Methodist Church Hall, Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1LG

Kimono and Sarong. Four centuries of Japanese and Indonesian textile connections. Maria Wronska-Friend

16 Apr 2020 6pm
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The talk will be illustrated with examples of contemporary batiks produced on Java for Japanese market. Organised by Oxford Asian Textile Group.

The Pauling Centre, Oxford

Javanese Batik and European Decorative Arts 1890-1930 by Maria Wronska-Friend

21 Apr 2020 6.30 pm
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The talk will be illustrated with examples of Javanese batiks.

Organised by The Anglo-Indonesian Society.

Booking required.

Indonesian Embassy, London

From Sarong to Sari: Rabindranath Tagore’s fascination with batik of Java. By Maria Wronska-Friend

22 Apr 2020
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The talk will be illustrated with examples of Bengali and Indonesian batiks.

Organised by Oriental Rug & Textile Society

The University Women's Club, Mayfair, London

Batik - The People Behind The Cloth
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Diane Gaffney

28 Apr 2020 7pm
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A talk about Javanese batik with lots of lovely batik to look at

The Elton Centre, St John's Road, Stourbridge DY8 1HA

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF BATIK
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Rosi Robinson

30 to 31 May 2020 9.30 - 4.30
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 28th and 29th March; 30th and 31st May; and 24th and 25th October, 2020                              

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.

The cost of a one day workshop is £55 and £110 for two days plus an additional charge of £10 for materials. 

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

The Martindale Centre, Station Road, Horsted Keynes, Near Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7ED.

Pushing the Boundaries in Batik
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Rosi Robinson

17 to 19 Aug 2020

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF BATIK
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Rosi Robinson

24 to 25 Oct 2020 9.30 - 4.30
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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    Web: www.rosirobinson.com

The Martindale Centre, Station Road, Horsted Keynes, Near Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7ED.

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 Wales

Batik Guild AGM weekend

24 to 25 Apr 2020 10am - 4pm

The Guild's 2020 AGM will be held at Marina View, Ty Newydd Holidays, Wales UK LD3 7LJ.

See advert on page 3 of the November 2019 edition of the Guild magazine for details

Marina View, Ty Newydd Holidays, Wales UK LD3 7LJ.

Talks and workshops in Europe

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.

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 North America
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Susan Metzger
Members in Rest of World
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Catalina Espina
Xingdong Zhu
 
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