October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter

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Naturally Inspired Art & Design
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER 2014
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FEATURED TECHNIQUE: BATIK

Adria Willenson -LILLIES-OF-THE-VALLEY

“LILLIES OF THE VALLEY”
(18″x18″ batik on silk)
Adria Willenson - GLADIOLUS
“GLADIOLUS”
(18″x18″ batik on silk)
A BRIEF HISTORY
Did you know that batik has been in existence for close to 2000 years? Its origins can be found in the far east in countries such as Indonesia, India, China and Malaysia.
TOOLS FOR BATIK DESIGN

Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, also spelled tjanting, by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap or using a brush. This technique, of manual wax-resist dyeing, may be applied to whole cloth or to parts of a cloth. 

 
BATIK DYEING
The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to add additional colors by soaking the cloth in different dye baths or applying color with a brush. This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more detailed designs and imagery. Removing the wax can be a multi-step process. Use boiling water and immerse the fabric into a pot to melt away the wax off of the cloth. You may re-use the wax by allowing the pot to cool and take the wax off of the top. Any remnants of wax on the cloth may be ironed off by putting newspaper over the cloth to absorb the remaining wax.
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FINE ART FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Hi Valued Customer,
For this upcoming holiday season, consider a custom textile artwork for your home or office. I am a textile artist with 10 years of experience working with a variety of fabrics such as silk, bamboo and others. I hand-design and dye using a variety of techniques such as batik, serti and shibori to create one of a kind works of art.

Click here to view my portfolio. 
 
If you would be interested in one of these pieces or placing an order, contact me at: (262) 853-5782 or email me with any questions you may have.

ADRIA WILLENSON-BRANCHES

“BRANCHES”
(batik on silk)
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CUSTOM DESIGNED SCARVES

ADRIA WILLENSON

Available on-line or at the following locations: Cedarburg Art Museum; 

Consider a custom designed scarf for a special occasion or as a gift for an anniversary or birthday. We have hand-designed scarves available for sale through our on-line store

 
GROUP ORDERS If you are interested in placing a group order, click here to learn more.
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