Textiles - Batik wax & decorative stitching

Course details

Textiles - Batik wax & decorative stitching DV1027 Tuesday
23.02.21 6 £64/£37 Gearies


How will this course benefit me?

This course is for anyone who has an interest in textiles and sewing crafts and would like to learn how to produce a creative piece of batik work.  Which can be used in clothing, home furnishings and accessories.


What are the entry requirements?

No requirements, just an enthusiasm for textile crafts and sewing.  Some knowledge of hand sewing or using a sewing machine would be beneficial.


What will I learn?

You will learn how to create a design and transfer on to cotton fabric, outlining the design with batik wax. You will be taught how to apply batik dye to the design.  You will learn a variety of decorative embroidery stitches and sewing machine stitches.  The course aims to finish with a creative piece of work which can be incorporated into a project, e.g. cushion or picture, etc..


How will the course be delivered?

Demonstration, practical work, one-to-one and group work and discussion.


How will my learning be assessed?

You will receive feedback from your tutor, who will assess you informally.


What are the extra costs?

Learners will need to purchase a note book, pen, pencil, ruler and a sewing kit (consisting of measuring tape, pins, scissors, un-picker and hand sewing needles.    There will be an additional small cost of £10.00 for materials used.   If making a cushion, there will be a cost for the cushion pad.  Projects are to be decided at the beginning of the course.


What can I progress to next?

Further courses at the Institute in Textile Subjects and Clothes Making or with other external providers.      


Health & Safety requirements?

You will need to follow the tutor’s instructions on health & safety procedures.