Workshops

Learn the art of batik silk painting using melted wax and painting ink on silk.

At these workshops I will show you how to stretch your silk onto a wooden frame, apply melted wax using tjanting tools and paintbrushes.

Then the magic happens when the jewel toned inks flow onto the silk. This is such an organic way of making art, you can draw your design straight onto the silk with the wax after you’ve had a practice on paper first.

Or if you’re feeling a little nervous there are some magic disappearing fabric pens to hand if you prefer to sketch your outline first onto silk. These lines vanish at the end when the wax gets ironed off.

On a wellbeing note, it’s the process of making these batiks that’s to be enjoyed, rather than focussing on the end result.

It’s such a beautiful mindful process, and the outcome is always a lovely surprise.

You can’t always control every drop of wax or ink, so there is joy in relaxing and enjoying the process.

All abilities welcome.

All materials provided. Please bring an apron or old clothes. Packed lunch if needed. Bring along any ideas, sketches or inspiration you have.

You will be working in a square format approx. 24cm x 24cm. I also provide inspirational material and “templates” of designs if you prefer more guidance. So everything is provided for a lovely, relaxing, free flowing afternoon of art making.

You will also have the option to buy a frame and I can help you in framing your work of art at the end of the workshop. Vouchers are available too.

I hold regular workshops at a variety of locations and I’m available to book for private functions or company wellbeing “crafternoon” sessions.

Jun
9
Sunday
Batik Workshop
12:00 – 15:30
Moulton Community Centre
Sandy Hill Lane, Reedings
Moulton, NN3 7AX

Apr
16
Tuesday
Batik Workshop
10:00 – 14:00
Stanwick Lakes
Stanwick
Northants, NN9 6GY

Mar
22
Friday
Batik Workshop
10:00 – 14:00
Yardley Arts, The Square
Yardley Hastings,
Northampton, NN7 1EU

Feb
18
Sunday
Batik Workshop
12:00 – 15:30
Moulton Community Centre
Sandy Hill Lane, Reedings
Moulton, NN3 7AX



Jan
26
Friday
Batik Workshop
10:00 – 14:00
Yardley Arts, The Square
Yardley Hastings,
Northampton, NN7 1EU



Dec
8
Friday
Batik Workshop
10:00 – 14:00
Yardley Arts, The Square
Yardley Hastings,
Northampton, NN7 1EU



Nov
24
Friday
Batik Workshop
18:00 – 21:00
Boughton Village Hall
Northampton, NN2 8SF



Oct
14
Saturday
Batik Workshop
14:00 – 17:00
Boughton Village Hall
Northampton, NN2 8SF



Sept
23
Saturday
Batik Workshop
10:00 – 15:30
Burn Street Studios
Northampton, NN1 3QF



Apr
20
Thursday
Batik Workshop
18:00 – 21:00
Burn Street Studios
Northampton, NN1 3QF



Apr
13
Thursday
Batik Workshop
18:00 – 21:00
Burn Street Studios
Northampton, NN1 3QF