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Explore traditional batik on fabric

Explore traditional batik on fabric

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

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.
Jessica
Jessica
Jessica
Jessica

What we’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…

What else you should know

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!

What I’ll provide

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

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!

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 keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

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

More tips

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!

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Jessica
Explore traditional batik on fabric
New experience
$145/person
New experience
$145/person