Reset Your Inner Sense of Self
"I love the whole process of batiking from start to finish. I find it very theraputic and soothing. I love the smell, the feel, the look, the process!
It cannot be rushed. It MAKES you slow down. It requires a steady hand and a different pace than what we are used to which is a good thing. Do not hurry or rush this. Art making is not something that we blaze through which I know goes contrary to the whole life style we chose or are use to these days.
This isn't McDonalds or drive through fast food fabric making. I think that is one of the reasons I love it so much. The time I am standing at the wax pot is time where my mind can wander and my heart resume a more normal beat and rythmn. I could wax all day long and sometimes do! It clears the cob webs and resets my inner sense of self. Don't hurry this. Relax! You just may rediscover some things about yourself in this process which you didn't even know were lost.... "
Here's some work from previous students.
About Batik: This course will teach you the traditional (and a few not so traditional) methods of the ancient art of batik. We will not be using soy wax but paraffin, bees wax, or a combination of the two along with Procion MX dyes. These five lessons are a combination of two batiking courses Marjorie taught at Quilt University with the addition of video so you get a bird's eye view of how she works. The lessons will encourage you to look at art making, fabric designing, and perhaps life itself in a little bit of a different manner. This could be the springboard you have needed to bring something unique and exciting into your quilting projects. Are you in a creative slump? Try your hand at batiking and see if that doesn’t trigger your brain to bigger and bolder color and designs! Read More...