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Ironing the Wax out of a Batik

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Making a batik is the satisfying process of layering wax and dye to create bold, intricate designs. The more layers of dye and wax that are added, the thicker and stiffer the fabric will become. At the end of this process, you're left with a hard, milky-looking piece of cloth. Here's how to iron the wax out of your batik to get the vibrancy back into your designs!  Read more

Soya Wax Batik

Friday, April 27, 2018

There are several waxes that can be used for making batiks, all of which will produce slightly different results. Standard Batik Wax is a blend of beeswax and paraffin wax but soya wax makes a good alternative. Soya wax is more sustainable, plant based, natural and petroleum free wax. Our soya wax comes from renewable sources. Read more

Creating Layered Fabric Designs using Batik

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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New Workshops!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

As September swiftly approaches we at Handprinted are readying the studio for a packed schedule of workshops next term!  Read more

Making a Layered Batik

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Back in March last year we made a reduction linocut from a rather handsome picture of our very own Handprinted dog, Fletcher (of 'Fletcher the Screen Printing Dog' fame).
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Studio 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Here is a selection of work created in our studio throughout 2015. Have a look at our courses if you fancy joining us in 2016. Happy New Year! Read more

Batik Course with Noel Dyrenforth

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I don't know about you, but thanks to years of being in school followed by forever being surrounded by children and teachers, Autumn will always signal the beginning of my year and a time to learn something new. This year's September-knowledge-thirst led me to a weekend-long batik course run by Noel Dyrenforth in Hove. Read more

Basic Batik

Monday, November 05, 2012

A simple guide to batik.   Read more