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Batik Wax Resist and hand Painting using Natural Dyes with Susan D’souza

Wednesday 30th June - Thursday 1st July | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Batik Wax Resist and hand Painting using Natural Dyes with Susan D’souza

Batik Wax Resist and hand Painting using Natural Dyes

with Textile Artist & Teacher Susan D’souza


1-2 day workshop Wednesday 30th June / Thursday 1st July 10.00-3.00


Day 1

  • Introduction to batik techniques, equipment and materials
  • Using inspiration from the gardens create a range of suitable marks, patterns and design ideas with tutor guidance
  • Experiment with a range of styles and colours to produce a series of creative samples on paper and fabric
  • Review and discuss the results and direction for a larger more focused piece on day 2


Day 2

  • Create a design plan for a cotton or silk scarf or panel
  • Work on a larger piece with more time and focus to develop your skills and work with colour and natural dyes re-waxing and over-dyeing to create a layered and beautiful final piece


2 day workshop total cost £140 per person including materials or £75 to do day 1 only


Please contact Susan D’souza for more information or to secure a place or 07786613309


Susan is an experienced college and University textile lecturer who makes and exhibits textile artwork with a focus on colour, detail and seasonal shifts in nature. Susan is a member of Pure Arts Group and exhibited at Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft in May 2019 as part of a group of Natural Dyers.  See more of her work on @susandsouzatextiles or


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