Talking of batik fabrics
A technique to print and dye fabrics, by covering the zones that don’t have to be dyed with waterproofing materials such as clay, resins, vegetal pulps and starch; this is, in short, what the word “batik” refers to. It comes from the Indonesian words “amba” (to write) and titik (dot, drop), meaning what you’re drawing.
Even though we don’t know exactly when this technique was started, we know for sure that it was already used in the 7th century, in several Asian countries. So, we can definitely state the batik is a quite ancient fabric printing technique, though it became famous in Europe not earlier than in the second half of the 19th century.
Today, it’s basically just like it was in the past and it’s carried out on natural fiber-based fabrics and especially on cotton.
In our crafty world, batiks have long become well.known for their versatility, as well as for their numberless prints, matching as numberless patterns and motives. Moreover, they don’t have a front side and a back side, so they can be used simply on both sides.
If you don’t know them, give them a chance!
They’re amazing to embellish any stitched project, as well as for quilting and sewing cushions, valances, pouches of any size and any creation where colors can represent a plus, even if you’re not going for anything in “ethnic style”, for batiks match perfectly even the most traditional fabrics!
Come and see the new batiks from Eylike fabrics: the best quilting and creative sewing cotton from the USA, with the multi-colored, most amazing prints from Asia.