Thursday, February 19, 2015


A DAY TO CREATE your own pattern and design. We were able to go and learn the art of batik. It is a bit daunting to walk in and see a whole wall of sponge African stamps to create anything your heart desires. The process was amazing to be part of. From dyeing your fabric any color you wanted, to pressing your stamps in the wax, to the boiling pots of water built in the open with wood, to just using the African air to dry our cloth. There were 7 of us and I'll get the picture of all of our designs, and send it in our next blog. The bluest blues and the brilliant sunset oranges you can imagine. Who needs a dryer when you have the grass and the warm winds of Africa.

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