British Clothing 1066 to Present Day

Block G - Batik

Study the history of clothing in Britain from 1066 through to the present day. Learn about the key changes in fashion, materials and manufacturing processes and gain an understanding of this aspect of social history in Britain. Finish your topic by meeting a design challenge brief and putting on a catwalk show!

Batik was a traditional wax-resist dyeing technique from various countries. It was even used in Egypt to wrap mummies- linen was soaked in wax and scratched. Learn the traditional craft of batik and make your own batik scarf. You could easily adapt the plans to make batik flags, bunting, banners, bags or any other textile project if required.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: What is batik?

Discover what batik is, where it originated, and begin to learn the techniques needed to make your own batik fabric.

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02: Creating a batik design on a scarf

Use your knowledge of complimentary colours to help design your own batik scarf.

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03: Dyeing a batik scarf

Use the skills and knowledge you have gained to successfully dye your own batik scarf!