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Experience hosted by Jessica

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

1. Guests will be verbally taught the basic steps of batiking, it's history, and about the materials we will use. Examples of finished works will be shown.
2. Guests choose their item that they will design on: a t-shirt, bandana, scarf, or wall hanging (mini-tapestry).
3. Guests apply hot wax to fabric, creating a resist. Unique wax applicators from Indonesia and India are there for the choosing!
4. Guests mix and apply professional dyes to submerge their fabric in or paint onto their works.
5. Guests are given instructions on how to rinse and remove wax to reveal their amazing one-of-a-kind textile creation!
Other things to note
This is a standing activity-- please be able to stand for two hours while you create. Please, no pets. Older children who are good with their hands and can be trusted with hot wax are welcome!
1. Guests will be verbally taught the basic steps of batiking, it's history, and about the materials we will use. Examples of finished works will be shown.
2. Guests choose their item that they will design on: a t-shirt, bandana, scarf, or wall hanging (mini-tapestry).
3. Guests apply hot wax to fabric, creating a resist. Unique wax applicators from Indonesia and India are there for the choosing!
4. Guests mix and apply profession…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Batik wax, professional dyes, a pre-washed cotton item to design on

Meet your host, Jessica

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • Identity verified
I'm a professional batik (and tie-dye!) teacher and I have a Masters degree in teaching crafts! I want to be able to reach more people visiting our amazing, art-filled city and show them the magic of batiking.
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From $127
/ person
No dates available

Where you'll be

We will have our lesson in the dye workshop space at 726 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806. Very easy parking and close to tons of independently owned restaurants and bars!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Please wear clothing that you wouldn't mind wax or dye getting on. It's not super messy but please don't wear clothes you feel fussy about!