Kim Burke's Profile

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For me, batik equals joy - to look at, to purchase, to sew, to use, and even just touch. Batiks are used all over our house – quilts, wall art, dinner napkins, curtains, pillows, etc. I love how versatile they are.

I sew primarily with batik from Indonesia. Because each bolt of fabric is uniquely hand-painted using a centuries-old method of wax resist and dye, variations are characteristic. The luminous quality of batiks makes them delightful to work with and often tricky to photograph accurately.

I sew for the primary reason most folks do - enjoyment of the creative process. The proceeds from the sale of my handmade items help us care for the rescue, foster and feral cats currently in our care. We have been involved in rescue and foster for many years. Kitties are wonderful companions in the sewing room and they often…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 28
  • Joined January 30, 2010

Favorite materials

Cotton batik fabric

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BatikJoy
Handmade Batik Creations

About

For me, batik equals joy - to look at, to purchase, to sew, to use, and even just touch. Batiks are used all over our house – quilts, wall art, dinner napkins, curtains, pillows, etc. I love how versatile they are.

I sew primarily with batik from Indonesia. Because each bolt of fabric is uniquely hand-painted using a centuries-old method of wax resist and dye, variations are characteristic. The luminous quality of batiks makes them delightful to work with and often tricky to photograph accurately.

I sew for the primary reason most folks do - enjoyment of the creative process. The proceeds from the sale of my handmade items help us care for the rescue, foster and feral cats currently in our care. We have been involved in rescue and foster for many years. Kitties are wonderful companions in the sewing room and they often “supervise” my work.

If you would like to see photos of our various four-legged friends or the quilts I have made for Quilts of Valor, please check out the links below. Thank you for taking time to read this.

PHOTO LINKS (please copy and paste the link into your browser):

Kitties
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinker-slacker/sets/72157623363108647/

QOV quilts
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinker-slacker/sets/72157623361509737/

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