Designing and creating the material

Click on the images for more pictures and information

  Batik originated centuries ago in what are now the countries of Malaysia and Indonesia. Batik is a method of decorating silk or other material. Using melted wax as a resist, a design is applied to the silk.

 

 
  After Ann has created the design, the silks receives the first dye. Ann then applies the second coat of wax, painting with wax the areas to be saved. They start with the lightest colors working toward the darkest colors waxing the front and back and the front again for each new dye color used.

 

  After the silk has received its numerous dye baths, it is hung to dry