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Make your own batik fabric and sew with it!

Save the dates! March 30th 2024 at Waxon Studio (, and April 6th at Asheville Cotton Co!

Enjoy a two-session, dual-studio workshop in collaboration with Asheville’s only batik studio! 
Learn to use traditional batik (beeswax resist dyeing) tools like Indonesian tjanting tools, metal Malaysian stamps, and hand carved Indian woodblocks to print, drip, draw, and paint with natural beeswax on cotton cloth. Discover the beauty of a single-layer batik dyed in the low-water immersion (LWI) style with fiber reactive dyes. Each participant will make 1.25 yards of fabric. During the workshop, you will wax and dye your fabric. Each student will learn to apply the wax with a variety of tools, and then learn how to create a LWI dye bath for a single-color dye bath (that has lots of varying shades in it). We may combine dye baths if multiple people want to do the same color. WAXON Studio will handle the removal of the wax and the laundering of the fabric, bringing participants back their wax-free cloth ready to cut and sew. 
-On the afternoon of Saturday, March 30th, we will meet at WAXON Batik & Dye Studio in West Asheville to create our fabrics. Participants will have several time slots of 2 hours to choose from, to suit your schedule. 

-On Saturday, April 6th, we will meet at Asheville Cotton Co. at 12pm to cut and sew the Shenandoah crib/wallhanging size quilt.
Space is limited to 8 people. 

About the instructor: Jessica Kaufman, the owner and founder of WAXON Studio, has been batiking for 20 years and has been teaching out of her studio for 9 years. She holds a Masters in Crafts Education and will deliver a prepared and exciting workshop that is sure to leave you wanting to make lots more batik! 

Skill Level: Beginner
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Instructor: Jessica Kaufman

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.