“Garden with Bird” batik hanging is a recent commission. Hand-drawn with a pen- like tool called a tjanting, using a resist made from beeswax, then dyed. “The Sunflower” pillow and “Three Sunflowers” hanging are earlier work.
Batiks on Display
Batik Work in Progress.
Batik is a wax resist technique for designing on fabric. I stretch the fabric on a cardboard frame, then draw with molten wax using brushes or a pen-like tool called a tjanting. Where the wax penetrates the fabric it…