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Batik workshop with Muffy Clark Gill

  • Aya Fiber Studio 4745 SE Desoto Ave Studio H STUART United States (map)
3 Day Batik Techniques Workshop with Muffy Clark Gill
from 120.00

October 1-3, 2019

Have you been interested in trying a new painting process but have been afraid to learn? This workshop is about using the batik (Indonesian style wax resist painting) and rozome (Japanese style batik) wax and dye painting processes to create unique artwork on fabric that can be used on everyday household objects, clothing or works of art! Play with tjaps (Indonesian printing blocks), tjanting tools, brushes, and other waxing techniques so that you have a variety of tools to create artwork that is uniquely yours.  We will work with environmental friendly soy/beeswax and Procion dyes for vivid colors. Good for silk painters, fiber artists and artists who would like to work in fiber so they can add new techniques and ideas to their toolkit.

$480  per student, plus $50 supply fee for instructor provided supplies

Instructor provided supplies:

Professional wax brush,  1 Japanese dye brush, stencil materials, Tjaps, soy/beeswax and Procion dyes. (An additional Tjanting may be purchased for $6.00) Posterboard for stencil cutting.

A check for $50 to cover supplies provided by instructor should be made out to Funky Flamingo Studio


Required Supplies:

  • ·         Push pins-plastic or stainless steel

  • ·         Rubber gloves

  • ·         1 large water container (clean large yogurt container)

  • ·         4-6 small glass jars (baby food jars are ideal)-you can get in the dollar store

  • ·         A few sheets of tracing paper

  • ·         14 x 20 “ wooden stretcher bars or commercial system for stretching fabric (May bring a second stretcher if you know you want to do a lot of work)

  • ·         Any Japanese wax or dye brushes or Indonesian wax tools if you own

  • ·         Pencil, eraser, and sketchbook

  • ·         Some of your own designs and symbols for reference

  • ·         Scissors and Xacto knife with extra blades

  • ·         Masking tape

  • ·         Cutting surface(if you have one)

  • ·         2-3 yds of white medium-weight (14mm+) 100% silk fabric, prewashed(Can use Dawn or Synthrapol). Please make sure they are ironed before use! Suitable silks are Crepe de Chine, Dupioni, Silk Broadcloth(Thai #19c), preferably 12mm or higher thread count. Bring some extra silk scarves if you like, prewashed as well.

  • ·         2 small clean white towels (Dollar store or similar)

  • ·         A few clothes pins

  • ·         2 cello sponges

Fabric sources are:

·         Pro Chemical & Dye:

·         Thai Silks

·         Dharma Trading:


Communal Supplies-Please email if you can provide any of the additional items below which will also be needed for the workshop:

  • ·         Heavy duty orange extension cords

  • ·         electric wax pans (thermostatically controlled temperature)-electric frying pans are OK

  • ·         Electric blender (home blender is fine as non-food materials will be used in it)

  • ·         2 clean plastic buckets (2 gallon size)

  • ·         Iron and ironing board to iron out fabrics

  • ·         Roll of masking tape

  • ·         Roll of Duct tape for protecting electrical cords

  • ·         Newspapers without any glossy ad sections and/ or blank newsprint (to cover table tops and practice)

  • ·         Steamer or steamer pot

Number of participants: 8-10, minimum 6
Age: 15+
Experience Level: All levels.

For this class you may reserve your space with a $120 Deposit and pay the balance 45 days prior to class

Payment/ Deposit:
Register Here
Earlier Event: September 23
Copy of Open Studio
Later Event: October 7
3 Day Indigo/ Shibori