In Batik, campers use cotton fabric to make wall hangings, pillows, quilts and material for clothing or soft sculptures. Wax is applied to the fabric to create designs by producing a "resist" where dye won't penetrate. Those more experimental summer campers can also try using the wax as a resist on leather and wood, then stain the material to show stronger definition within their chosen designs.
Campers are introduced to the many varied styles of Batik, like Shiborai, an ancient form of Japanese tie-dye. Shiborai uses pressure instead of wax as a resist by folding fabric between pieces of wood or wrapping string around fabric on a bottle before applying dye. The patterns this process makes are often more geometrical or extremely random. The Batik Shop in a nutshell: bright colors, a lot of wax and lots of fun games to help pass the moments of agitation. It's all about fun!