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Batik and Indigo Dyeing Techniques with Sara Holden

21 July - 21 July 2024

Sunday 21st July 2024

Batik and Indigo Dyeing Techniques with Sara Holden

Adult workshop | 11am- 3pm | £50


Eventbrite: Batik and Indigo Dyeing Techniques with Sara Holden 


Sara Holden trained as a Fine Artist at Wimbledon School of Art and now works in a range of media, including painting, sculpture and batik. Living and working as an artist on Gower, Sara is Inspired by the coast and often uses marine imagery in her work. For her batik and indigo dyeing artworks, Sara focuses on creative processes rooted in the materials and forces of the natural world. Drawing on different textile techniques, she creates unique artworks in her exploration of historical fibre arts using batik, natural dyeing, pigment extraction, and surface manipulation. 

Workshop highlights:

In batik, there are no mistakes, just a world of possibilities to indulge in mark making and colour.  Watch as you see designs emerge in the dyebath and explore this timeless craft.  Though steeped in tradition, batik is an exciting and contemporary textile art form- it is one of the most expressive and subtle of the resist methods, which when coupled with the celestial blue dye Indigo, has rich design and pattern-making potential. 

During this workshop, there will be a focus on using indigo dye and basic dip-dyeing and resist techniques such as Batik and Shibori (tye dye), giving plenty of opportunity to experiment with the art form.  The distinctive blue dye of indigo is regarded as mysterious and magical, with the dye process likened to alchemy when the spectrum of colours (including yellow, green, purple, blue and silver) appear in the dye vat.  Sara will guide participants through the basic techniques of batik and indigo dyeing in this taster workshop.  

Participants should bring any simple pattern and idea references that they would like to use to the workshop.


High quality artist led workshops are at the heart of what we do here at Mission Gallery. Every ticket purchase contributes towards our Outreach Programme and supports fair compensation for our talented artists.

Due to our venue’s capacity, spaces are limited. If you book onto one of our workshops we would ask you to honour your commitment to attend.

We aim for our workshops to be as accessible as possible, but would ask that you make a donation on the day if you can. Please consider contributing if you are able to support the future workshop and education programmes at Mission Gallery.


For further information please contact Megan Leigh, Learning & Engagement Coordinator, on 01792 652016 or email

Materials are provided, limited places, booking is essential. Please inform us of any access requirements, allergies or medical conditions.

Access is by one-step entry from pavement level through our main entrance.

The workshops will take place in the gallery and education space located on the first floor of the gallery.

Due to building limitations access to the first floor education space is via steep stairs.

Staff are on hand to provide assistance if needed.

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