Doak House Museum to host batik for beginners workshop September 9-10

The Doak House Museum will offer a workshop in September to teach the beautiful fiber art process of batik. The workshop will teach the basics of batik for beginners.

Part one of the workshop will be Friday, Sept. 9, from 3-6 p.m., the second half of the class will be Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This unique fabric dyeing and decorating technique uses beeswax and cold-water dye to produce beautiful results on natural fabrics like cotton and silk.

“These workshops are an opportunity for anyone who has had an interest in learning this craft to start from the beginning and learn these processes,” said Dollie Boyd, director of museums at Tusculum College. “I’d encourage anyone to attend, as it requires no previous skills or knowledge to learn.”

The cost is $45 per person and all materials are provided. Space is limited, registration and deposit are required. Contact Boyd at 423-636-8554 or for more information or to pre-register. A deposit is due by August 31.

Dr. Fran Church will be the instructor for the workshop.


Batik is the process of dying fabric using beeswax and cold-water dye.