Spectaclar Indonesian Cloth Prints

By Joiey and Netta

Batik

Batik come from Java and it means printing in wax. the decorating method is used in many asian countries. there are two different methods, the first method is designs on cloth, and textiles patterns on stones or walls ( such as javanese temples).

WHAT YOU NEED

When doing cloth patterns, you usually use:

- Material

- Frames (these help you to not tear the material)

- Wax

- Electrical wax pot (These heat and melt wax)

- Oil brushes

- Tjantings (these help you draw precise lines)

- A dye bath ( This is a container to allow the batik to stay still and flat)

- Cold water dyes

- A selection of soft pencils

- Masking tape

- Dress making pins

- Drawing pins

- Large saucepan

- Metal bucket

- Plastic buckets

- Wooden tongs

- Cleaning solvents

- Plastic pegs

- Teaspoons

- Jam jars

- Greaseproof paper

- Tracing paper

- Tissue

- Rubber gloves

- Apron

- Newspaper

SOME OF THE TOP PHOTOS

COLOUR

Coulours are important when doing batik it takes a lot of revising, Batik are usually involed by overlapping colours. The lightest colour should always be used first because you could mix the light together so the rest are done according to shade.

THEY ARE VERY PRETTY

BATIK IS MAD!

Enjoy Batik and the best place to do that is INDONESIA