Batikwalla

★ batik artistry designed for creative souls ★

Oregon, United States · 3313 Sales

Batikwalla

★ batik artistry designed for creative souls ★

Oregon, United States 3313 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1426)

Announcement   Good Folks of Etsy, many have asked about the clothing ~ YOU CAN FIND A VAST VARIETY OF BATIK CLOTHING @ WWW.BATIKWALLA.COM

- ABOUT THE ARTIST -

My name is Victoria and I've been a full time batik artist since the teenage years from back in the day. A long time ago. Anyway, I'm self taught in all aspects, with an early background of selling batiks in the Grateful Dead parking lot scene, barter fairs, the Oregon Country Fair, and basically a ton of different music festivals over the years since 1989. High Sierra, String Summit, SCI at Horning's, NW Folklife Festival in Seattle... Okanogan up near the Canadian border. Wow, what a crazy event! Oh, so many different shows... A pretty wild ride actually, until I migrated online, which - let me tell ya, is proving to be just as intense.

The basic batik process has been the same throughout my career. I hand paint each design with molten beeswax, and use natural daylight to eye the colors. The finished piece is then boiled in a cauldron of water before machine washed and dried. It's a very simple process but takes time and skill to create. Because of the boiling process, the finished batiks are extremely durable and can be machine washed and worn for years without the risk of shrinking or fading.

If you need more info or want to say Hi, let me know with a comment or question on the Batikwalla Facebook page:
page: https://www.facebook.com/Batikwalla.Victoria
I may be able to respond to questions and comments posted on my FB wall more swiftly than Etsy Conversations. It may even answer someone else's question, so please don't be shy. HOWEVER if you are a customer with a specific question about your order, please write me through Conversations with a link to your receipt and you will get a response within 24 hours.


Batikwalla online:
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my beloved website ~ http://www.batikwalla.com/
youtubers ~ http://www.youtube.com/user/batikwalla (some ranting, but it's mellow)
instagrammers ~ http://instagram.com/batikwalla
the trouble with twitter ~ https://twitter.com/batikwalla
Pinterest? Oh my yes! ~ http://www.pinterest.com/batikwalla/
maybe a little facebook too ~ https://www.facebook.com/Batikwalla.Victoria


~ peace ~

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 29, 2016

Good Folks of Etsy, many have asked about the clothing ~ YOU CAN FIND A VAST VARIETY OF BATIK CLOTHING @ WWW.BATIKWALLA.COM

- ABOUT THE ARTIST -

My name is Victoria and I've been a full time batik artist since the teenage years from back in the day. A long time ago. Anyway, I'm self taught in all aspects, with an early background of selling batiks in the Grateful Dead parking lot scene, barter fairs, the Oregon Country Fair, and basically a ton of different music festivals over the years since 1989. High Sierra, String Summit, SCI at Horning's, NW Folklife Festival in Seattle... Okanogan up near the Canadian border. Wow, what a crazy event! Oh, so many different shows... A pretty wild ride actually, until I migrated online, which - let me tell ya, is proving to be just as intense.

The basic batik process has been the same throughout my career. I hand paint each design with molten beeswax, and use natural daylight to eye the colors. The finished piece is then boiled in a cauldron of water before machine washed and dried. It's a very simple process but takes time and skill to create. Because of the boiling process, the finished batiks are extremely durable and can be machine washed and worn for years without the risk of shrinking or fading.

If you need more info or want to say Hi, let me know with a comment or question on the Batikwalla Facebook page:
page: https://www.facebook.com/Batikwalla.Victoria
I may be able to respond to questions and comments posted on my FB wall more swiftly than Etsy Conversations. It may even answer someone else's question, so please don't be shy. HOWEVER if you are a customer with a specific question about your order, please write me through Conversations with a link to your receipt and you will get a response within 24 hours.


Batikwalla online:
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
my beloved website ~ http://www.batikwalla.com/
youtubers ~ http://www.youtube.com/user/batikwalla (some ranting, but it's mellow)
instagrammers ~ http://instagram.com/batikwalla
the trouble with twitter ~ https://twitter.com/batikwalla
Pinterest? Oh my yes! ~ http://www.pinterest.com/batikwalla/
maybe a little facebook too ~ https://www.facebook.com/Batikwalla.Victoria


~ peace ~

Victoria Dresdner

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Victoria Dresdner

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1426)
Beatrice Bianchi

Beatrice Bianchi on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Bello, raffinato, ben fatto! Alla prima spedizione il batik appariva macchiato. Nel giro di qualche giorno me lo ha rispedito ex novo. Ancora grazie!

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Terry Scott

Terry Scott on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

love these so much,so cute,thanks

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Urban Affair Batik Fabric Print Patch
US$12.25
Batik tree in Teal & Purple peace_symbolgreen_heartleaves (handmade dresses available on my website www.batikwalka.com)

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Teal and Purple Tree Batik Print Patch
US$13.25
Batik Tree Of Life up close and personal on a plus size tee. Available in a mini print patch version for a multitude of creative ideas.

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About

Freestyle Batik Artist

So nice to see you here!
My name is Victoria and I am the artist who designs these batiks. If you have a basic understanding of the process, then you may appreciate the uniqueness of this clothing. To those who are not yet familiar, batik is a way of designing fabric by applying molten wax, which then acts as a "resist" on the fabric as it is carefully dyed. This can be done in layers as each dye submersion creates a new color. With my technique, each piece is individually hand painted with 100% pure beeswax. The colors are mixed and measured in the daytime hours so that I can interpret the color process under natural light. The beeswax is eventually cleaned off with boiling water. Once the boil-out process is complete, the batiks are machined washed and dried. ensuring they are very durable for long time ahead.

Batikwalla online:
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
my beloved website ~ http://www.batikwalla.com/
youtubers ~ http://www.youtube.com/user/batikwalla
instagrammers ~ http://instagram.com/batikwalla
the trouble with twitter ~ https://twitter.com/batikwalla
Pinterest? Oh my yes! ~ http://www.pinterest.com/batikwalla/
maybe a little facebook too ~ https://www.facebook.com/Batikwalla.Victoria

Curious about my batik supplies?

~ my beeswax comes from a local candle making supply shop, and also from various apiaries and wholesale outlets. It's a never-ending hunt.
~ My Procion dyes are purchased from Dharma Trading Company, based in San Rafael, CA. Check out their website for batik supplies.
~ The yoga pants and leggings come from American Apparel and/or Royal Apparel before I apply the batik.
~ All the organic cotton dresses and tops are sewn by me. I'm sorry I can not take custom orders for these items at this time. However I am open to receiving suggestions for ideas about styles and sizes.
~ The organic fabric comes from a local distributer in my town, called Sew Organics.
~ The organic cotton t-shirts come from American Apparel, and the organic cotton hoodies come from Royal Apparel.

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  • Victoria Dresdner

    Owner, Designer, Batik Artist

    Self taught - self employed batik artist. 20 years experience. Mother of four fantastic sons. Pioneered out to the wild wild west.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 25, 2016
So glad to see you here! Welcome to my world of artistic batik. If you have a basic understanding of the process then you can appreciate what's going on here. To those who are not yet familiar, batik is a way of creating designs on fabric by applying molten wax, which then acts as a "resist" on the fabric as it is carefully dyed. This can be done in layers as each dye submersion creates a new color combination. With my particular technique, each piece is individually hand painted with 100% pure beeswax. I carefully hand dye the batiks with high quality Procion dyes in small batches. The colors are mixed and measured only during daylight hours so that I can interpret the color process under natural light. In the end, the beeswax resist is cleaned out of the batiks with boiling water. Each batch requires filling, stirring, monitoring, and emptying of water and batiks. Rain or shine, hot weather or freezing temperatures, this part of the process is always done outside.


You can watch me in motion on my youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/batikwalla

Once the boil-out process is complete, the batiks are machined washed, usually 3 times - once before and twice after boiling - then dried nice and warm in a dryer.

As a result, all Batikwalla clothing is machine wash & dry friendly. Hand washing is not recommended or necessary.

Keep it simple! This will retain its shape, design and color for a very long time.

Batikwalla online:
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
my beloved website ~ http://www.batikwalla.com/
youtubers ~ http://www.youtube.com/user/batikwalla (some ranting, but it's mellow)
instagrammers ~ http://instagram.com/batikwalla
the trouble with twitter ~ https://twitter.com/batikwalla
Pinterest? Oh my yes! ~ http://www.pinterest.com/batikwalla/
maybe a little facebook too ~ https://www.facebook.com/Batikwalla.Victoria

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
IMPORTANT INFO: ONCE A TRANSACTION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THROUGH ETSY, BATIKWALLA ORDERS MAY NOT BE CANCELLED. Sorry, no exceptions.

Shipped Batikwalla orders may be returned, however. Please see Refund Policy Section for important details about returns.

If you're having any problems with the transaction process, please send a convo and we will help you get things figured out.

Shopping out of my home based batik studio in Eugene, Oregon is not permitted. Online ordering and communication via Conversations is highly encouraged and appreciated!
Shipping
Orders will be sent out between 1-7 business days in most cases. Once in a rare while this may be extended. If you notice a delay, please send a Conversation to me for an update about your order. You can expect a response within 24 hours.

All US packages are shipped with a tracking code. All international packages are shipped First Class, with delivery confirmation and insurance.

PLEASE NOTE: Batikwalla, LLC does not modify values to avoid Customs declarations for international shipping. I have heard of a few lucky packages getting through the system without these fees, but most do not. Be prepared to pay the appropriate tax or duty charges that apply to your region.

If you need information or an update about your order, please contact me through the receipt link so that I can easily access the appropriate info <--- this is very helpful!!
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURN INFORMATION APPLIES TO ALL ORDERS:

Returned items must be in their original condition (unwashed and unworn) for the refund of the purchase price. I encourage using USPS, either 1st Class or Priority, and please use a confirmation number if you are in the US. I'm always prepared to send a full refund, less the shipping charges of the returned item, through the means it was paid for upon the receipt and inspection of the returned batik - so please take good care of it! The tags must remain on the batik in order for a refund.


PLEASE NOTE: SORRY, BUT EXCHANGES ARE NOT POSSIBLE. Best suggestion: Return your original batik and purchase the one you have your eye on. RETURN TIMELINES APPLY FOR ALL ORDERS. Your original purchase will be refunded to you as the specific transaction that it is.


THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT:
Any and all returns need to be clarified through Conversation NO LATER THAN 14 DAYS after receiving your item. This includes ALL PURCHASES.

There is a 3 week timeframe to return an item after the original request - with the exception of special circumstances that have been previously discussed in Conversations. As long as the batiks are safe and sound - unwashed and unworn, with the tags intact - we're good here.

------> PEACE AND KINDNESS IN COMMUNICATION IS ABSOLUTELY KEY <-----

Thank you for participating!

~ In the best interest of everyone who enjoys wearing Batikwalla clothing, and my ability to produce the best quality artwork possible, please respect and adhere to the guidelines of this policy ~
Additional policies and FAQs
BATIK SUPPLIES:
~ my beeswax comes from a local candle making supply shop, and also from various apiaries and wholesale outlets. It's a never ending hunt.
~ My Procion dyes are purchased from Dharma Trading Company, based in San Rafael, CA. Check out their website for batik supplies.
~ The yoga pants come from American Apparel before I apply the batik. (Unfortunately they do not offer size 2X outside the retail site.)
~ All the organic cotton dresses and tops are sewn by me. I'm sorry I can not take custom orders for these items. Of course I am open to receiving suggestions, but I will not be able create custom order listings for these styles.
~ The organic fabric comes from Organic Cotton Plus


INQUIRIES ABOUT CUSTOM ORDERS:
I am not taking custom orders at this time. I will consider suggestions for future batiks on the Batikwalla Facebook page.


A PLETHORA OF CONVERSATIONS:
I try to respond to as many emails as I can - but more often my focus goes directly into the batik. If I become confused by an email, I won't be able to respond. Also, I avoid confirming messages received since it leads into a labyrinth of reconfirming confirmations of messages sent and received. Conversations with specific questions about placing an order will get answered asap!

Please use Etsy Conversations for Etsy inquiries only. Batikwalla inquiries must be placed via the Contact tab at www.batikwalla.com.

Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding!