DIY Fabric Scraps Ideas | Upcycle a Shirt
Fabric Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
thai batik fabric
What is Batik fabric?
A piece of History and Art in a Fabric known as Batik
The word Batik is of Javanese origin, coming from the Javanese word amba ('to write')
and titik ('dot'), and *beCík ('to tattoo').
The technique is to apply wax on to the fabric so it resists dyes that allow the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, for so to remove the wax with boiling water, and then repeat the process with multiple colours and patterns.
The tradition and art form of wax-resist dyeing fabric is an ancient art form dating back to the Egyptians,
but today the Batik fabric of Java, Indonesia is the most prevalent and known.
Also here in the South of Thailand, it is common to see the older ladies wearing batik fabric as a long skirt,
and some of the younger people also wear modernized versions and dresses with Batik fabric.
Repurposing leftover Thai Batik Fabric.
For the biggest piece of Fabric, I decided to frame it in an Embroidery Hoop,
becoming a beautiful piece of wall art.
Quick, easy and no need to sew.
With the smaller pieces,
I decided to Upcycle and Refashion an Old white shirt, it was
a perfect colour match with the blue batik fabric,
and made a double collar and sewed on fabric on the cuffs,
breathing new life to the old shirt.