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Clothing and textile series continues with batik workshop

Clothing and textile series continues with batik workshop in the Canadian Children’s Museum

Gatineau, Quebec, November 3, 2006 – The Canadian Children’s Museum, located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization, invites you to try the ancient textile art of batik as part of a series of workshops that explore different aspects of clothing and textile design from around the world.

On the weekend of November 11 and 12, learn about Indonesian batik designs and their meanings. Batik textile art, which is widely made in Indonesia, involves drawing wax patterns on fabric, colouring the material, and then removing the wax to reveal the drawn pattern. Participants will have a chance try this fun technique to make a unique creation to take home. More workshops in this series will be announced later this fall.

Batik Workshop
Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, 2006
10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. (bilingual)
In the Studio of the Canadian Children’s Museum
Free with Museum admission

More information is available by calling (819) 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

2006-11-03 00:00:00.000

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