a few weeks ago i went out to my friend rené's house and studio. i always enjoy the visit- rene´and her family built their house themselves, nestled deep in some woods, many, many years ago. behind her house is her textile studio. on this visit we practiced batik. i had never done it before- i loved learning! it takes a while to get used to working with the hot wax, but i loved it...you have to move slowly...which is always a good thing to remember. then, we dyed our pieces in her outdoor sink. what a fun day!
words & photographs by rinne allen