Batik has moved a long way since its interest in the West began. In Batik - New Techniques, New Materials, Britain's leading batik artist provides a book that takes the craft beyond the basics to include new materials as well as new techniques. Lavishly illustrated in colour and clearly arranged and written, it includes working on paper, wood and leather as well as textiles, plus a series of step-by-step sequences of key techniques. The work of the author and international batik artists and historical pieces will be used to illustrate the techniques and materials covered in the book.
Noel Dyrenforth has worked in Batik for over 30 years, teaching extensively in the UK, US, Australia, Japan, Germany and China. His work has featured in exhibitions worldwide and is included in national and private collections - notably the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the National Gallery, Melbourne.