Start to Batik (Start to series)

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In this collection of four assorted projects, young artisans will learn to batik scarves, book covers, and wall tapestries as they begin to undertake this Indonesian art of decorating cloth by applying wax resists and then dyeing it. This simple and user-friendly approach to batik mixes brightly colored dyes with eye-catching fabrics and papers, demonstrating effective and quick techniques for exotic results.

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Rosi Robinson is an art teacher who gives batik workshops to adults and children and exhibits internationally.

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Feb 10 Designed with beginners in mind these books are from the 'Start To' series, which also includes Knitting, Felting, Beading, Applique, Embroidery and Quilting. They provide a comprehensive introduction to material, equipment and techniques on each subject, before embarking on simple but fun and useful projects. The illustrations, photography and numbered instructions are clear, concise and easy to follow and each project contains a list of the required materials. There are four quick and easy Batik projects using wax and dye to decorate scarves, wall hangings, bracelets, bags and books. Seven Patchwork projects including a pet's quilt, a pin cushion, a belt, a pillow and a bag are all funky, stylish and fun. * Sew Today * Sept 09 This quick and easy technique lets us use wax and dye to decorate gorgeous things including scarves, wall hangings, bracelets and bags. The book includes four projects with numerous variations. There are step-by-step photographs, easy to follow instructions, simple techniques and lots of creative ideas. It's definitely one to share with teenagers. * Machine Knitting Monthly * Issue 61 This book is brightly coloured, well illustrated with good photography and great step-by-step instructions. In fact, I really wanted to start to make some of the projects right away. Aimed at young teenage girls with easy to make projects such as book covers, bags, scarves and boxes all incorporating the batik method. There's also a little history on batik and information on useful websites and more books to read. * Fabrications *

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