Working with tjaps

You may be thinking, what are tjaps!  At a 2015 workshop by Els Van Baarle I too wondered.  I became intrigued by the imagery these beautiful tools create.

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My tjaps are vintage copper blocks made in Jarva for batik printing on fabric.  When they no longer are needed they are sold to artists.

This is is my latest addition to my collection.

And this is what emerged from dyeing at my home workspace.

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3 Responses to Working with tjaps

  1. Jennifer says:

    The tjaps and resulting colours and pattern are exquisite! Where did you get the tjaps from?

  2. Pamela says:

    Thanks Jennifer, I am particularly happy with this one. I think these can be used to print from, using ink, too…..will try this out shortly.

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