Batik is a wonderful medium which I first discovered at college long ago, visiting Indonesia further entranced me.
I lived for many years in Hong Kong and the Far Eastern influence often comes into my work. The wonderful atmosphere of Chinese festivals was a part of my childhood and the Dragon Dances in particular have stayed with me.
This scarf was one I created in February at the time of Chinese New Year, the Dragon is holding the pearl in his mouth as a sign of good luck.
I created this scarf as a limited edition, as this allows me more time to dedicate to the creation of the design, building layers of dye and wax, until the design is complete and the final residue of wax is removed at the dry cleaners.
It is printed onto a beautiful silk habotai. The dyes are completely colourfast and it can be gently hand washed.
If you have any questions about this scarf or batik in general, please do contact me.
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I have lived and traveled widely Wiltshire, Malawi and Hong Kong were childhood homes, then meeting my aid worker husband continued my travels to Rwanda, Khartoum, Jerusalem, and Ghana.
At college, a specialism in textiles, combined with a trip to Indonesia, ignited my fascination with batik. My tjanting and batik pot have traveled the world with me and now settled back in Cambridge influences from my travels find their way into much of my work.
A recurring theme is a celebration of cultural diversity. The process of batik also represents a cross-cultural element, rooted in the Sultans palaces of Indonesia and spread throughout villages, craft workshops and artists' studios in the Far and the Middle East, Central Asia, India, Africa and more recently the West.
My work has exhibited in National and International exhibitions and is in private collections worldwide.
Now living in Cambridge, I take part in Cambridge Open Studios biannually and have exhibited recently with the Batik Guild, The Make Gallery and at the Textiles East Fair. My work is available at Primavera Gallery in Cambridge, The Art in the Heart online Marketplace and The Coach House Gallery in Guernsey.
My aim is to be able to share some of the beauty and rich cultural influences that I have been lucky enough to encounter through creating my batik scarves and paintings.