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Batik Painting using Natural Dyes with Susan D’Souza

Saturday 13th June | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Batik Painting using Natural Dyes with Susan D’Souza

Batik painting using natural dyes with Susan D’souza 

Saturday 13th June 10.00-2.00

The garden will provide the source of inspiration for the rhythms and patterns of your sketched designs.  The process will be easy for beginners or can be layered in a more complex way for those that have worked with batik before.  Using cotton or silk material you will practice using a range of tools to mark a wax resist design onto cloth before exploring hand painting with natural dyes.

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Workshops are £55 per person which includes materials

Please contact Susan D’souza for more information or to secure a place on

07786613309 or

Susan is an experienced college and University textile lecturer who makes and exhibits textile art work.  Her practical work looks at details in nature and celebrates colour and her research interests include sustainable fashion and textiles. Her most recent exhibition was at Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft in May 2019 as part of a group of Natural Dyers.


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