These pictures are by Marty Britt taken during a Batik Lovers Tour from Deb Roberts’ World of Quilts Travel company.
Carol and Marty were 2 of 24 lucky people to experience a delightful 10 day tour.
The first full day of our tour we visited a Batik Factory in Tohpati. There was a fantastic display that showed the hand drawn batik process step by step. The proprietor was very friendly and proud of their Balinese traditions.
The picture above also shows a tjap (chop) that is copper wires mounted on either wood or metal. It is dipped in wax and then stamped onto the cloth. I will show this process in a future post.
The artists must understand the layering of colors as they cover and uncover sections of the design. The entire process is amazing in intricacy and forethought.
I am now going to treat myself to a few hours of cutting batik while thinking of these incredible artists and what they do for us. I hope to honor their work with my own by turning these beautiful batiks into quilt designs.