What makes a batik an “artisan batik”? Clearly, all batiks are created by talented artists around the world, whether or not we know their names. With two beautiful designer batik collections in our current Studio 37 line, we asked our designers what it is that gives their creations that “artisan” touch, and uncovered some of their signature characteristics:
Victoria Findlay Wolfe describes her PARTS DEPT. BATIKS as having an artistic use of negative space in the designs. “Graphic, fun rock-and-roll style prints…Edgy, yet they play well with others. Classic dots and Crisp whites.” Her Star Storm pattern and kit (lower left) are available online.
Kim Eichler-Messmer points out the following in her IMBUE BATIKS, her debut collection for Studio 37. “They are different because of clean, modern color palette inspired by my own hand dyed fabric…
Graphic, contrasting patterns that vary in scale from large to small. The fabric is nice and soft and smooth, very easy to work with in quilts and garments. They are hand printed and the hand of the maker shows in the imperfections that add character to the cloth.” You’ll find Kim’s IMBUE quilt patterns, Robie and Sonia online.
Also check out Kenna Ogg’s (Madison Cottage Design) rendition of IMBUE – her G. Smith
quilt pattern, below, is also available online: