Grace Adovar has been practicing the Batik tradition of textile making for more than 30 years. She's served presidents and celebrities and is a celebrate female entrepreneur in Ghana. Join Grace and her team for a two hour workshop on batik fabric making where you'll learn the tradition and have the chance to make your very own fabric to take home.
I have been making Batik fabrics for more than 30 years and have owned one of the most well respected textile shops in the city. I'm excited to share one of our most prized traditions while bringing out the artist and designer in you.
Meet Grace, the owner and operator of Gracia Fabrics and Design. She's your curator and has been making Batik in Ghana for more than 30 years.
Batik (pronounced ba-teek) is an ancient handmade fabric art. During the batik process, hot batik wax is painted or stamped onto fabric, which is then dyed. After one or more dyeings, the batik wax is removed, revealing differently colored patterns and designs.
After you've learned the technique, you'll get to work on your very own batik fabric. Your design will dry overnight and be delivered to your accommodation the very next day.
More Details on What's Included
Get a hands on tutorial in how to make batik fabric every step of the way
1 Bottled Water
What to Bring
Clothes that you don't mind getting dye on
Reviews from people who’ve done this
16 Mar, 2019
We had a great experience at the Batik Making Workshop. Ms. Grace's assistant Felicia supervised our experience. She was kind and very accommodating. In addition to myself, my husband (who is in a wheelchair), and my two younger daughters (9 and 5 YO) also participated. She was great and helped us all work through the process and create beautiful batiks. I highly recommend this experience for families and differently-abled people.
Additionally, Ms. Grace has a shop full of beautiful clothes; and will do custom clothing. She made a peplum shirt and jumpsuit for my daughters in two days. I happily left with a suitcase full of beautiful clothes from her shop.
26 Mar, 2019
Really enjoyed this experience. We came here to learn about Batik making and ended up learning about history and way of life in Ghana. Ms Grace / team really welcomed us and spent a few hours after just talking to us. We really appreciated it.
Where we'll meet
You'll meet at Gracia Fabrics, a textile and clothing shop owned by your host "Auntie Grace"