Rosi Robinson Batik
Capturing a special moment and memories in wax, dyes on fabric
It is both a craft and art. By applying wax to fabric or paper
I use traditional batik waxing tools to apply wax onto fabric and then apply washes of colourful dyes. The areas that are protected by wax, resist the dyes. I treat the fabric like a watercolour painting. I start with the lightest colour and build up to the darkest, waxing details at each stage. At the end of the process, the wax is removed by ironing this revealing the picture below.
Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, I am now based in Lindfield, Sussex, UK, but spend my summers in Nova Scotia, Canada (my grandmother's birthplace). Hence many of my images are inspired from there! I retired from full-time teaching in 2013, and now I concentrate on creating batik paintings, teaching batik workshops and exhibiting with the Sussex Guild and Batik Guild. I have been fortunate to have exhibited and lectured in China (twice); Japan; Indonesia; Sri Lanka; Ghent, Belgium (twice); Berlin and Cologne, Germany; Boston and elsewhere in the US; and Nova Scotia, Canada. My work can be found in International and UK collections, and many homes around the world. There is a magic about batik that no other technique offers!
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