Artist residency in Bali - batik

My 2nd week of the studio residency at the dye studio of Threads of Life in Petulu near Ubud, Bali.

The 1st week was all about dyeing yarns for my backstrap loom with ikat and indigo. This 2nd week is about batik practice. Or at least trying to work with the canting and hot wax. It’s more diffecult than I thought because of the hot wax dripping on the cloth. It changes my design or sketch that I worked out the day before. The pencil lines are done by the canting. After that I used the brush to fill the squares with hot wax. It took me three days to work on this 1 x 1 meter cotton cloth with six rounds of wax and many dips in the indigo vat.

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