Maureen Knowles

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Maureen Knowles

Batik is an an old Indonesian word describing a form of printing obtained when hot wax is applied to fabric using a tjanting , brushes can also be used. The fabric is then dyed and the wax resists the dye. A batik picture is built up colour by colour starting with the lightest tint and mov8ng through to the darkest, using a sequence of wax, dye, dry - wax, dye, dry. Finally all the wax is removed.
I trained as a teacher in Redland College Bristol. I have been making pictures using batik for many years. Sometimes patterns , sometimes flowers , sometimes scenes. Recently I have started to add stitch to my batiks.

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