Bringing Batiks to Canadians
It started at Ground Waves - Charlee and her business partner Jude's store in Perth Ontario. We introduced a small sampling of batiks products: wooden bowls with batik patterns and batik silk scarves. Not surprisingly - many customers liked what they saw.
Then we launched a series of "POPUP" sales in Perth assisted by Popin2Shop Facebook https://www.facebook.com/POPin2SHOP/
Instagram a couple of years ago (https://www.instagram.com/finebatiks/) and added that to our way of communicating to people about our batik collections. Instagram not only brought us a more diverse group of followers but also several Indonesian batik makers with whom we have been able to connect with when in Java.
Last fall we participated in Fiber Fest (https://mvtm.ca/almonte-fibrefest-2020/) in Almonte Ontario, organized by the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. We also had the pleasure of being invited to sell our batiks at Indofest in Ottawa/Gatineau sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy in Canada.
Now with this webpage we hope to be in contact with an even broader range of Canadians - and others!
Check out our blog for more information and stories about our activities here and in Indonesia.