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Jo Whiteland

Batik and textiles


Jo discovered her passion for batik whilst in Kota Baharu on the East coast of Malaysia & since then has gone on to develop her own style of batik. She now works from her garden studio in North Bristol creating vibrant colourful batiks of the natural world & the creatures that inhabit it - from morning dog walks on Horfield Common to holidays around the British Coast & further afield,  all inspire & feature in her designs. 


Her original batiks are created on white cotton lawn fabric using traditional wax pens & brushes to apply the hot wax before painting on dyes to build up layers of intense colour.  A final dip in the dye bath creates the crackle effect characteristic of batik. 


Jo’s batik designs are available as original framed pictures, limited edition prints (framed or unframed), cards, lampshades and cushions.

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