The latest batiking workshop was two weeks ago today,
it was a hot, slightly humid day, but we were able
to stay almost exclusively in the shade. With some
judicious moving of the table and an extra long
extension cord we followed the shady areas in my
yard as the sun changed position.
My plan was to loosely divide the day into two parts,
a morning shift of guests would run from 10-1pm, and
an a new afternoon crew would go from 1 pm to 4 pm,
with lunch from 12:30 to 1 pm. I told my afternoon
participants that they could come early, so they could
join us for lunch.
The day worked really well. Two of my morning folks
had to leave briefly to attend to children, but with
the flexibility of batiking, they could jump back
in when they returned. Lunch seemed to meet
everyone's needs. Salami and cheese, bread and
crackers, watermelon and grapes, tabuli and hummus,
with strawberry lemonade and fizzy water. Light
and cooling was the trend of the day.
In all, there were 6 particpants, which made a nice
full feeling day without being overwhelming.
People talked and worked with wax, while I rinsed
fabric and monitored the dyes. So. Much. Fun.
The final fabrics were all beautiful.
So beautiful that it was hard for me to give them all