Rosi Robinson shows how to create beautiful batik designs and pictures, teaching all the techniques required through 9 step-by-step projects. From making simple marks and drawing with wax to dipping and painting with dyes, etching, cracking, discharging and more, this book contains all you need to create beautiful batik. A history of batik sets the scene and then there is detailed advice on all the materials and preparations required. There is artistic advice on using colour and on how to use hard wax, stamps, brushes and cantings (tjantings) through a series of appealing projects. Skills are built with each project and all templates are provided. A gallery of beautiful batik artworks provides inspiration for beginners and experienced artists alike.
Rosi was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, but was educated in England and the USA. She graduated from Vassar College in NY, USA with a history degree, but began to teach art in Primary schools and for the last 23 years has been Head of Art at Cumnor House School in Danehill, Sussex. Her interest in batik began in 1970 and since then she has given batik workshops to adults and children throughout the world. She has exhibited in Europe, Canada, USA, China and Japan, and has travelled widely in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Rosi lives in Horsted Keynes, Sussex, UK.
Introduction History Materials Types of fabric Frames Waxing Equipment Dyeing materials Getting Started The working area Preparation of fabric Stretching the fabric Preparing the wax Mixing dyes Understanding colour Techniques Waxing with candles Book Cover Waxing with stamps Simple Landscape Waxing with a brush Leaf Scarf Flower panel Cantings Doodle Lampshade Bowl of Fruit Boat with reflections panel Etching Sgraffitto Fish Discharging Apple panel Gallery Index