It was a pleasure to be asked to give a presentation on batik for the Derby Quilters Group at The Derbyshire Federation of Women’s Institutes H.Q.Continue reading “Presentation to Derby Quilters Group”
I’m very excited to announce that Attic Batik will be on the Belper Arts Trail this year! The trail runs over the May Bank Holiday (5/6th May) as part of the ever popular annual Belper Arts Festival. The studio will be hosting two further artist/makers and our building The White Swan on the Market Place will be open for you to visit and see what we have on offer. Other businesses in the house will also be providing temporary spaces for artists and their work so it’s set to be a hive of creativity. We are just one tiny part of this massive not-to-be-missed event and I am very much looking forward to it. 🙂
Make a unique batik Christmas card for someone you love ……… If you’re in Belper on Thursday evenings doing your late night Christmas shopping 🛍🎄we at The White Swan on the Market Place are open too! Please feel free to pop in and see us for a complimentary mince pie and little bit of batik brilliance!! Open till 8pm (for age 16+ only).Continue reading “Late Night Studio Openings until Christmas”
Hello!! We had a trial run of the studio on Saturday to test out the work space and the delivery of the “Initial Class”. It was a super day that unbeknown to me coincided with the Belper Halloween Pumpkin Trail event. It was great to have the door open and meet so many of the passing townspeople all eager to see what Attic Batik is about, though some of you looked pretty scary to be honest!
After a very long week and and a mad dash to get everything ready for our first trial batik class on Saturday, the studio is now ready! It’s both beautiful and functional and I’m looking forward to spending many wonderful hours in here batiking with everybody. I’m sure the place will never look so clean again so I am posting these photos for posterity. 😁
I was very exited to collect the keys late last week to the newly refurbished room which is now home to Attic Batik in the heart of Belper. It’s been great to be part of the planning for the room(s) and seeing the building undergo the transformation from the old and run down White Swan public house to probably some of the nicest workspaces in town! 🙂
Having told a number of people I’m running batik classes, I am often asked “So, what is batik?”. This article aims to explain the process step-by-step using a project I will be teaching to beginners to decorate their initial.