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ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles

Batik tablecloth (taplak meja) Date: c. 1992

An introduction to batik

Date: 19 June 2018 | Time: 3.00pm6.45pm

Join ULITA and the Drawing Room at Leeds Art Library for an introduction to batik, the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye. Read more »
Yoruba batik panel. Date: c.1976-1984

An introduction to batik

Date: 22 May 2018 | Time: 5.00pm6.45pm

Join the Drawing Room at Leeds Art Library for a practical introduction to Batik. Batik is the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye, and has been practised for centuries. All materials will be provided for you to learn the basic techniques to make unique, colourful, fabric creations. Read more »

Patterns Reimagined: from Crafts to Fashion

Date: 15 May 2018 | Time: 2.00pm3.30pm

Join us as we explore resist dye techniques across cultures and their evolution in the fashion industry. Starting at ULITA, an Archive of International Textiles, we will discover traditional methods of resist dye pattern making from across West Africa, India Read more »
Dr Kate Wells

Resist-patterning: tradition and trade

Date: 24 April 2018 | Time: 5.00pm6.00pm

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles presents an evening talk to celebrate the opening of Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures exhibition: Researcher, designer and educator Dr Kate Wells discusses the unification of hand, technology and innovation in the history of Read more »

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