Tara

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Designer/maker passionate about textile traditions, sustainability and the handmade.
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http://www.stitchandyarn.com/

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And this is Busi, one of the dyers and, I think, longest serving @baobab_batik member. She wanted to stand next to my apron here as she did the final dye layer. These women were so super-patient with us and our colour requests.
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Ok so now I'll introduce you to the amazing @baobab_batik women who've been helping us out this week. This is Simile. She is one of the waxers and such a great teacher - so patient, helpful and knowledgeable. Any patterns I managed to make this week are down to her.
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The real deal - @baobab_batik textiles drying after dyeing. The next step will be to remove the wax.
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My teacher can batik nine aprons in a day - I can do one!
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First wee test swatches.
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Then next comes the dye. Because we were doing smaller pieces today as practice, we just wiped the dye on with a sponge on a thick plastic-covered table, then turned the piece over and wiped the other side before hanging it out to dry.
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First step - applying the wax. It took me a while to get the hang of the tjanting, but I got there - well enough to make a very basic pattern. 
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Pre-dyed fabric waiting for layers of wax patterns. We had such wonderful teachers today, learning how to apply the wax and then the layers of dye.
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So much fun today at @baobab_batik!
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Last of the experimentation before the real thing tomorrow.
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And some stamping from Stephanie.
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And now we're stamping. @action_jackson_cat in action!
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