School of Design

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles

An introduction to batik

Indonesian batik fabric, 20th century.

Indonesian batik fabric, 20th century.

Join ULITA and the Drawing Room at Leeds Art Library for an introduction to batik, the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye.

Starting at ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles you will discover traditional methods of batik and resist dye pattern making from across West Africa, India and Indonesia showcased in our current exhibition Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures.

The session then continues at the Drawing Room at Leeds Art Library for a practical session where you will learn basic batik techniques to enable you to make unique, colourful, fabric creations.

All materials will be provided. Suitable for absolute beginners. You must be aged 16+ years to attend.

Locations

  • 11–12pm: ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles, St.Wilfred’s Chapel, Maurice Keyworth Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS6 1AN.
  • 1–3pm: Drawing Room, Art Library, Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB.
  • Please note that transport to Leeds Central Library is not included. The 56 bus travels between Clarendon Road (close to ULITA) and Albion Street, Leeds City Centre.

Tickets £5.00 per person
Bookings open shortly. Please check here for updates.

This event is in partnership with the Drawing Room at Leeds Art Library and in association with our current exhibition Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures.

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