That is the real reason we came to Bali.
Sounds crazy but when you have a fabric addiction....
We were led into a private residence to have a chance to try making our own
All kinds of colors....
It was crazy how great they turned out.
Bonnie Freitags picture....
Val Leis picture.....
Trudi Hutchinson and Jill Thorn....
Th results were stunning....
We can not take all the credit though...
We had great teachers who helped us with the process
This man was amazing.
He drew some of our pictures for us to have a guideline
His program is called Nirvana Batik Course.
For more info - Here
He has been allover the world teaching art.
I asked for frogs like the silver store ones
It was super hot and we were working with even hotter wax.
But we had a good time.
THIS is what we came to do.
It was at the top of my list anyways....
Terry drew feathers and flowers
Maryann did an amazing abstract
Colleen's was a volcano and rice patties
If we had trouble with color choice,
they helped guide us or even FIXED it!!
This was such a quiet and quaint spot
all the hustle and bustle of 4M peeps of Bali
I loved all the detail in the stones on these walls.
This kind of detail is everywhere in Bali.
Terrys picture in progress
Everyone did a fabulous job!!
Val,Shelby and Colleen
Shelley, Bonnie, Jill and Val
This was my end result...
We also finally made it to couple of stores to purchase some batik fabrics
My favorite was C.V.Dewi Mas
We went back twice...once was not enough!!
Look at all this color......
SOOOO much choices!!
At 2.70 per Metre...
You can only imagine the fabric flying!!!!
This lady led us to Dewi from the Maju store crossing traffic that was so dangerous.
She said it was her job...she carries our packages.
We paid her when we got back to our cab safely!!
Little did we know she was connected to the Dewi Store some how
she was working at the store when we came back.
I tell you...we are such tourists!!
We had a quick stop to look at some reconditioned machines named butterfly
Then it was on the Maju Batiks.
When we were at DEWI MAS, the man said he is the nicer guy.
He said MAJU... nicer store...not nice guy.
He might have been right...
One of the girls noticed their credit card statement had an extra zero on Maju bill
Her 100 dollars was charged as 1000!!
That was something my uncle warned me about!
Next.... we hit up a notions store called Central.
It was jam packed......I mean JAMMM PACCKED
sliding room only.....through the rows
Three floors at this location
The owner came out and chatted with me.
He had 10 stores.... all with different notions in each.
There was another across the street so we risked our lives again crossing the street.
I was so estatic....I found my industrial sewing machine for 50$
Would have been 500$ here....
I am set for life with 550 needles!!
If that wasn't enough...
he said he gives you a bag lunch if you purchase anything!!
Our driver was set as a couple of us gave this lunch to him!
Still washing up my 60 metres....