Batik Experience Days in Derbyshire, UK

Try your hand at the ancient art of batik. Using hot wax and an array of colourful dyes to produce textile creations, batik is a fun and unique way to craft.

The process of creating batik offers a journey of discovery and surprise. The applied hot wax saves an area of colour which then resists further applications of colour as the piece builds and changes before your eyes. Learn how to develop motifs & pattern with each subsequent application of the ‘wax & dye’ process, and be amazed at what’s finally revealed once all the wax is removed!

My name is Sue and I am an experienced artist and crafts tutor with many years practicing batik. Please see www.susan-rhodes.co.uk for examples of my batik work. I offer you a warm welcome and a chance to come explore this intriguing craft in cosy surroundings. I am a member of the international Batik Guild and I am the Area Representative for The North of England membership.

Opened in November 2018, Attic Batik was originally housed in the historic Market Place of Belper. I now teach workshops from my home-studio in Ripley, Derbyshire. I am available to teach local groups and craft guilds and offer demonstrations and talks. I have also taught batik ‘live’ on BBC radio. If you are interested in making a booking, please get in touch!

Timelapse video of a batik ‘work in progress’ from beginning to end