School of Design

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles

Indonesian stitch resist dyeing workshop with Bintan Titisari

Stitch resist workshop activity at School of Design

Stitch resist workshop activity at School of Design

Join researcher and designer Bintan Titisari for a hands-on workshop introducing art of Indonesian stitch resist dyeing.

Indonesian textile making is part of a long-established tradition. Stitch resist dyeing has been used in making traditional cloths regions across Indonesia, including Sasirangan cloth in South Kalimantan province, Pelangi cloth in South Sumatra province and Jumputan cloth in the special region of Yogyakarta province.

Starting at ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles you will learn about the tradition of Indonesian stitch resist dyeing and prepare a fabric tote bag with stitch and knotting techniques. The session then continues at the School of Design’s chemistry lab where you will be guided through the dyeing and rinsing process and open up the knotted bag to reveal your design. You will be able to take your tote bag home with you.

All materials will be provided. You will be taught in a small group and the workshop is suitable for absolute beginners. You must be aged 16+ years to attend.

1pm–2.30pm: ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles, St.Wilfred’s Chapel, Maurice Keyworth Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS6 1AN.
2.30–2.45pm: Break (with tea and coffee provided)
2.45pm–3pm: We will guide you to the School of Design chemistry lab which is a 5 minute walk.
3pm–5pm: Chemistry lab at School of Design (Clothworkers South), University Road, Leeds, LS2 9JT
All locations are wheelchair accessible.

Tickets £5.00 per person, booking is essential.
Online bookings open on 10 October via this page.
Places are very limited.

Part of Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures exhibition programme. Supported by SDC North of England Region – University of Leeds Student Section.






Bintan Titisari is a Ph.D. student at the School of Design, University of Leeds currently working in the revitalisation of Indonesian textile technique: stitch resist dyeing. She is observing the practice of stitch resist dyeing among Indonesian craft-makers and explore an alternative methodology to revitalise the technique based on cultural aspects perspective as her case study. Before starting her Ph.D., she has been teaching in Textile Design, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia for five years and currently on a study leaves. She thought a four classes: Resist Dyeing (Batik and Tie-Dye), Fashion Research, Textile Surface Design, and Image Analysis.

In a practice field, she has more than eight year experiences as a textile and fashion designer. She established a local fashion brand, BTARI, in Indonesia which specialised in bags and accessories. She also involved in many commissioned works, private or government sector, producing customized textile or craft designs. Along with Indonesian ministry of trade or economic creative, Bintan Titisari had contributed her works and ideas to support the Indonesian craft-makers in design and technical aspects. For more information, visit

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