Traditional Batik

Whilst learning about resist children have become fascinated with the traditional method of batik making which has been used in many Asian countries for centuries. We looked at batiks made in Indonesia and investigated how they are made. we also talked about how these fabrics are used in the lives of the people in Indonesia.

The Art of Batik Making from Pinot on Vimeo.

The children were very excited to have a go at using the hot wax themselves. They created a template and used this to make a pattern on their fabric. Then using a canting ( a special tool for collecting the melted wax and then drawing on the cloth) they traced out their lines with a great deal of care and focus. We can’t wait to see how they look once we dye them!

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