Searching for Treasures in Asia – part 4

The next stop is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the series Searching for Treasures in Asia.  I couldn’t wait to learn the art techniques of creating Batik!


The best place to learn the art of Batik is the Craft Complex!  Just to warn you I’ve tried to paint as a child with the paint by numbers set, and I always painted outside of the lines. The paraffin wax used to outline the design allows the paint to stay perfectly within the design. That was all I needed to hear  to build my confidence and to be proud of my design.  The colorful fabric paint used dries quickly with the help of a blow drier.

I think this will be a great technique to adopt in creating unique handbags and tote bags. Ultimately I would love to create my own batiks.

Here’s my first attempt at this technique..





The adoable owl design will be incorporated in a custom diaper bag design.


I think I did  a good job on my first attempt.  I have scheduled another class to perfect my technique.

Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. I love Batik and think you did a great job, love the hibiscus 🙂


    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! I really enjoyed the class, and I can’t wait to learn more about sealing the fabric. 👜


      1. I should look for a similar class in Singapore before I leave… although I’m not sure I would be as neat as you!


      2. lacartera says:

        I’m not sure if there are classes in Singapore, but Singapore has everything. If Ican do this anyone can!! You can’t go wrong with this technique… the instructor will help you fix anything!


      3. That’s reassuring! I have seen the Batik making kit in the local craft store but I think a bit of knowledge is required first!


      4. lacartera says:

        I agree! I’ve seen the kit in Malaysia too, but it only offered a couple of color’s of paint and a template. The class was free as long as you buy your work.


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