Batik Wax Resist

with Perennial

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Learn the ancient art of batik while experimenting with natural dyes! In this class, participants will work with hot beeswax to create a resist on salvaged fabric, using tjanting tools, metal stamps and brushed wax. Then students will learn to work with a cool water natural dye like indigo to make the white wax resist pop against the dyed fabric. Staff will demonstrate techniques to remove wax from fabric, which participants will do outside of class. Your finished fabric can then be used in a variety of handmade sewing projects to become a pillow or pouch, or simply as a tea towel!

This is an in-person class that will take place at Perennial. You will be assigned your own socially distanced work station, and will be required to wear a mask while you are here. Our full policies can be found here.

Materials Saved from the Landfill:
Wood, Pallets

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Wax, tools, fabric, dyes

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • hot wax batik resist
  • tjanting tools
  • metal stamping
  • wax brush
  • natural dyes
Cancellation Policy

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Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same.

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