Margot Myers' Profile
Batik is a resist surface design technique. Hot wax is applied to the fabric, which penetrates the fibers and blocks the colored dye from the front and the back. Most of my work here is printed using special batik stamps that are made from copper. This technique was developed in Indonesia at the turn of the century, in an attempt to produce a cheaper batik fabric for the European market. The traditional way of making a batik cloth is with a small, special pen, which is much more time consuming and difficult to replicate.
Up until very recently, I have been using only antique Indonesian copper batik stamps, carved foam stamps and tjanting tools to create my patterns. However, recently I've begun sending my own drawings to a batik cooperative in Indonesia, where they have been translated into copper stamps. The first of such stamps is my new bunny pattern...
- Born on August 4
- Joined August 23, 2006