Department of Fashion Design organized a one day workshop on ‘Batik Technique’ at designing Lab., on 7/1/2022 for the students of I year.
Students got an opportunity to know about batik Technique. Batik print is a unique technique of colouring or ornamenting the cloth by hiding a part of it with a wax coat and then dyed so that the waxed area keep their actual colour and when the wax is removed, the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas makes the pattern. Mrs. Aruna Vyas who is an expert in fine arts, explained and demonstrated the complete process of batik techniques from design development to washing, she also explained the variations used in developing of motif, its importance and how to use different dyes to produce multicolor articles . She explained ‘Batik art involves three stages such as waxing, dyeing and dewaxing (removing the wax)’. There are some more sub-processes like preparing the cloth, stretching the cloth on the frame, preparing the dye, dye the cloth, dewaxing and washing. Batik production techniques are generally being divided into three types such as Canting (tjanting or tulis), Cap (block printing) and Silk screening (screen printing). Hand Batik printing portrays an array of themes, which include religious themes as well as abstract patterns. The batik print on fabric represents cultural elements of their respective states and also influenced by the nature. Students developed the samples using single and two colour dyes. Students understood the whole process of batik Technique by this workshop.