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Batik workshop

Last month, I participated a workshop of Indonesian batik. It was at Taman Indonesia zoo and the instructers were two enthusiastic ladies Sabine and Shuen.

This was one of the Sabine¨s batik collection.

Sabine brought her great batik collection. I really liked this one especially the snake. So I decided to use a snake motief for my design.

Skeching the image...

The design is decided then it was the time to practice the special pen which is called Tjanting. Put some hot bee wax in it and draw on a cloth but it was quite difficult...

After some practice, drawing on a cloth. I was actually quite nervous and sometimes forgot to breeze.

Finished drawing!

Then time to give some color!

This pic is from Taman Indonesia´s instagram

Use many water and put the colors. The colors were so vivid and beautiful.

After painting, dry the cloth and iron it with peper. Then wax melt and is abrorbed by the peper and the batik is finished!

I learnd many things on this day but most inportant things are ...

  1. Limited time is not an excuse.

  2. Don´t be lazy to use painting.

Thank you for this oppotunity Sabine and Shuen, I am verry happy to get to know you.

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