Batikattik

I wax, dye, paint and stitch things of beauty

Milton Keynes, England | 1 Sale

Batikattik

I wax, dye, paint and stitch things of beauty

Milton Keynes, England 1 Sale On Etsy since 2013

Announcement   Welcome to my shop, please come in and have a look around!

All my designs are original and exclusive and are inspired by the world around me, as well as my own fertile imagination! I am particularly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau. My works are unique, colourful, energetic and full of life and would elevate any home with their intense colours and bold style.

Working in both textile and wood and rooted in the ancient Indonesian/Chinese tradition of batik, Batikattik offers you a slight twist:

My textile batiks are produced by hand painting rather than the more traditional dip dye method which gives me more freedom to work and rework the designs until I'm happy with them. This can involve waxing, dyeing, boiling out, rewaxing and disbursing colour several times before I'm happy with the results. Once this process is complete I hand stitch and in some cases applique them. As I'm sure you can imagine, this can be a long process and typically it can take anywhere between 5 weeks and 3 months to complete one piece depending on its complexity.

My batik on wood pieces are an exciting new addition to my practice; although in Indonesia, where the practice of batik on wood still uses dyes, I use chalk paint which has brought a whole new level of enjoyment and possibility. So far my projects have included using reclaimed frames rescued from friend's cellars and storage cupboards and turning them into quirky one-off mirror frames. I'm a big believer in re-using, recycling and repurposing and doing my bit to reduce waste and help the planet and by buying one you will be too!

All my designs are unique and exclusive. I do not repeat work and even if I do produce two batiks from the same original design, like finger prints no two are exactly the same. When buying my work you can be confident in the knowledge that you will become the owner of a unique piece of art to cherish and pass down to loved ones.

If you would like to find out more about me and my art please visit my website: www.msjanesharp.com.

Announcement

Last updated on 16 Feb, 2019

Welcome to my shop, please come in and have a look around!

All my designs are original and exclusive and are inspired by the world around me, as well as my own fertile imagination! I am particularly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau. My works are unique, colourful, energetic and full of life and would elevate any home with their intense colours and bold style.

Working in both textile and wood and rooted in the ancient Indonesian/Chinese tradition of batik, Batikattik offers you a slight twist:

My textile batiks are produced by hand painting rather than the more traditional dip dye method which gives me more freedom to work and rework the designs until I'm happy with them. This can involve waxing, dyeing, boiling out, rewaxing and disbursing colour several times before I'm happy with the results. Once this process is complete I hand stitch and in some cases applique them. As I'm sure you can imagine, this can be a long process and typically it can take anywhere between 5 weeks and 3 months to complete one piece depending on its complexity.

My batik on wood pieces are an exciting new addition to my practice; although in Indonesia, where the practice of batik on wood still uses dyes, I use chalk paint which has brought a whole new level of enjoyment and possibility. So far my projects have included using reclaimed frames rescued from friend's cellars and storage cupboards and turning them into quirky one-off mirror frames. I'm a big believer in re-using, recycling and repurposing and doing my bit to reduce waste and help the planet and by buying one you will be too!

All my designs are unique and exclusive. I do not repeat work and even if I do produce two batiks from the same original design, like finger prints no two are exactly the same. When buying my work you can be confident in the knowledge that you will become the owner of a unique piece of art to cherish and pass down to loved ones.

If you would like to find out more about me and my art please visit my website: www.msjanesharp.com.

Jane Sharp

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Jane Sharp

About

A new twist on batik

My designs are created using 'faux' batik; for my textiles I paint the dyes on using brushes and other tools as opposed to dip dying as it gives me much more control over how the piece will turn out. Each piece is my own original design created from photographs I have taken or my own sketches. I also hand stitch the batiks, sometimes adding metallic thread or beads to add an extra dimension to the designs. This whole process can take weeks depending on the size of the piece but I get such satisfaction seeing the design unfold before my eyes!

I have recently started working with batik on wood using chalk paint and wax to build up the designs. I use reclaimed frames and each piece is unique. If you'd like to commission a piece please message me.

If you would like to seem more of my creations please feel free to visit my website: www.msjanesharp.com. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks!

Shop members

  • Jane Sharp

    Owner, Batik Artist, Creator

    I am a batik artist based in Milton Keynes, England. I was introduced to batik at school and have been addicted ever since! I create hand stitched textile batiks and have recently been working on wood, producing some funky mirror frames!

Shop policies

Last updated on 12 October, 2013
Welcome to Batikattik! Please feel free to browse. More items coming soon!

Accepted payment methods

Visa Mastercard American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 7 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Damage: If the frame is damaged but the item is intact please return the item for re-framing. If the batik is damaged please provide photographic evidence. Once this has been received a refund will be given. Please note, refunds will only be given within 28 days of receipt of the item.
Payment
Please note I can now accept payment by Paypal as well as credit and debit cards. All payments should be made prior to shipping.
Shipping
I aim to ship all items between 2-3 working days.

There is no insurance provided.
Additional policies and FAQs
All dyes are fixed. If you need to wash your item ensure that you do so below 30 degrees on a gentle cycle. Some shrinkage of the stitching may occur. Iron flat using a cotton cloth over the design. DO NOT touch the design directly with the iron.