Tori Riley: Batik Inspiration

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Passionate about Batik, Tori Riley is the guest today on the Stitchery Stories podcast. Tori shares her story of being inspired by Batik as a young child living in Java, and how her love of it has led her to running workshops and talks, whilst being a busy mum of four!

Susan Weeks chats with Tori about:

  • Who else wanted a colouring job when they grew up?
  • an inspiring gap year absorbing the Indonesian culture and drawing
  • influences from a childhood spent living in several places around the world
  • combining batik and embroidery
  • making it easy to started with an idea in a workshop
  • how to do batik
  • the challenge of marking out your design for batik
  • labelling our work so future generations know more about it
  • what equipment is needed for batik making
  • how to apply the wax
  • what type of dye to use for batik
  • how do you get the wax out afterwards
  • when developing some film created performance art

And so much more!

For this episode:

View Show Notes, Links & Examples of Tori's work at https://www.stitcherystories.com/toririley

Like:

https://www.facebook.com/Batik-Inspiration-720549448141697/ Look: https://www.instagram.com/batikinspirationuk/

Email: victoria.art.riley@gmail.com

Call: 07455 885 797

Other artists episodes you might like:

Diane Gaffney from Textile Traders, who also loves Batik! https://www.stitcherystories.com/dianegaffney/

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