Batik Exhibition

Batik Exhibition

Bank Holiday Weekend

5th, 6th, 7th May 2018

10.00 am – 4.00 pm

St Bridget’s Church, Chelvey

 

Artists from the South West Batik Guild will be displaying their work, together with work from other local artists and quilters.
Some work will be for sale including paintings, prints, cards, cushions, lampshades and clothing.
Refreshments and home-made cakes available.
All donations will be shared equally between MS Society and Church Funds.

All are welcome.

 

What is Batik?

Batik is the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye, and has been practised for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there. The word batik originates from the Javanese tik and means 'to dot'. To make a batik, selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original colour.