Intro to Batik: Wax Resist on Fabric
Join us Sunday, October 6th to learn the ancient tradition of wax batik, an intriguing technique of applying wax resist on fabric to be over-dyed. In this workshop, you will explore various application techniques and tools, with possible results ranging from intricate details, bold geometrics, to fields of abstract textures. In this 5 hour class, time will be given to practice techniques before creating an original design to suit your vision. You will leave with a set of sample swatches and a finished 22” square of organic cotton. Your finished piece can be worn as a bandanna, hung in a window- or sewn into something of your choosing!
- 1/2 lb Batik Wax
- Blank Bandanna
- Cotton and muslin for practice and take-home swatches
- Dye & other chemicals
When: Sunday, October 6th 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Miracle Mile studio and garden location
This workshop is created by and taught by Lindsey Fout, a Los Angeles based textile artist, designer, and teacher behind Last Chance Textiles. A native West Virginian, her rural Appalachian upbringing informs the integrity and utilitarian aspects of her work. Lindsey has taught hand-weaving, computer aided design and textile screen printing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and was voted Outstanding Faculty Member in 2016 by her students. She designs, dyes and weaves in her Echo Park home to harness an experimental and physical practice that echoes the historical textile traditions that inspire her designs.
*2 weeks prior to the event, you will receive an email that includes a map of the location along with all of the details of the workshop experience. If you are attending from out of state, please contact me and I will send you a confirmation package right away.
*No previous textile experience is necessary.
Creative Sundays workshop series is designed to unite creative people across Los Angeles and beyond, inspire and ignite your innate creativity, while offering you an opportunity to work with your hands. Founded by Hilary L Hahn.