Just in from Cherry Harris textile artist.
Batik coastal catch alls.
Another hand made story.
“Sewing is my passion, along with quilting and gardening. I have sewn for as long as I can remember, making doll clothes when in grade school and also my own clothes. My mother and maternal grandmother were great influences. In college at the University of Idaho, I took a tailoring course.
After buying my first quality sewing machine, I did alterations for a dress shop and also custom clothing projects. Over the years I have made dozens of quilts and endless machine embroidery projects. I was a member for 20 years with the Portland Quilter’s Market.
For the Fairweather Gallery I have designed and created Coastal Carry all bags each with one-of-a-kind Batik fabrics.” –Cherry Jones Harris, textile artist
Q: What is Batik, you Ask?
A: Batik is a Japanese technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting and or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired.