Batik on Fabric and Paper
Tutor: Angela LenmanCourse Code: 1420-04


Batik is a form of wax resist whereby hot wax is applied to cloth, or paper, which is then covered with dye. The wax will resist the dye and, therefore, a simple pattern is created. By the repeated application of the wax, followed by repeated applications of dyes, in various colours, a complicated pattern can be built up, and indeed a picture or painting. Students will learn the basic techniques of batik, and produce one or more colourful traditional batik designs or pictures on fabric, and several experimental works on paper.


Following these introductory workshops, students can progress to further study integrating more advanced techniques.

Please bring with you

Protective clothing, apron etc, (closed toe shoes must be worn)
rubber gloves,
kitchen roll,
soft dark pencil, eraser,
drawing pins,
few cheap unused household painting brushes, 1 and 2 inch for applying the dye,
few plastic pots for dye,
old newspapers

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Extra cotton lawn £2 per piece


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Angela Lenman

Angela Lenman

A member of the Batik Guild, I have been working in batik for over 30 years. My earliest work was figurative, on cotton, exploring the way the image slowly emerges through the application of alternate layers of wax and dye. More recently I have experimented with all kinds of paper, using bleach to discharge the colours as well as applying dyes. The resulting work is more abstract, and different papers are sometimes combined to form a collage.
Surrey Guild of Craftsmen

4th to 5th Apr 2020
Saturday to Sunday


9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session