Kami Bay Batik Workshops

Traditional cloth dying

Date: Apr 9 – Apr 9Space: Workshop

Kami Bay the Hawke’s Bay Indonesia Community is bringing the traditional and ancient artform of Batik to the Hawke’s Bay community with two workshops on April 9. The participants will learn directly from the workshop tutor how to make conventional batik, a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth.
Traditional batik is made by drawing dots or lines with wax which resist the dye thereby creating it’s unique pattern. This wax is applied with a spouted tool called a canting. When the applied wax resists dyes it allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired.

Session 1: 10:00am-12:00pm

Session 2: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Cost: $25 per person

Limited space is available. Register early to secure your spot.

To register call Dwi at 021 022 03522, Shirley at 021 216 7763 or email


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