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Rosi Robinson shows how to create beautiful batik designs and pictures, teaching all the techniques required through 9 gorgeous projects. From making simple marks and drawing with wax to dipping and painting with dyes, etching cracking, discharging and more, this book contains all you need to create beautiful batik. A history of batik sets the scene and then there is detailed advice on all the materials and preparations required to get started. There is also artistic advice on using color. We then learn how to use hard wax, stamps and brushes through a series of appealing projects. Etching, cracking, discharging and using cantings are taught in the same way, building skills with each project, with templates provided wherever needed. A gallery of beautiful batik artworks provides even more inspiration for beginners and experienced artists alike.
Rosi Robinson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, but was educated in England and the USA. She graduated from Vassar College in NY, USA with a history degree, but began to teach art in Primary schools and was Head of Art at Cumnor House School in Danehill, Sussex. Her interest in batik began in 1970 and since then she has given batik workshops to adults and children throughout the world. She has exhibited in Europe, Canada, USA, China and Japan, and has travelled widely in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.