Monday, June 24, 2013

Batik Class in Bali

We just returned from an amazing trip to Japan and Bali. It's hard to sum both up in a post, so I'll just focus on the sewing part of our adventures.
My friend, Jennifer  found a Batik class at ARMA in Ubud, which ended up being one of the highlights of my trip.  While we did our batiks, Michael played the gamelon (for a separate class), which echoed throughout the grounds of ARMA's beautiful campus. Our class was done by a man who has been instructing batik-making for 30+ years. I had a blast and was smiling the whole time!
It's normally a very long process, which involves drawing on fabric, using multiple types of wax, paints and dying, but miraculously we did it in two hours. (Our instructor was very good!)
I was so excited about my batik I packed it in my carry on just in case my suitcase got lost on the way home.

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