African Hand Dyed Batik Damask Storm by Grace Adover

Price per ½ metre. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Sold as a one off panel, 2 available measuring 180 x 122 cm each 

I feel like I'm looking at storms over a large expanse of sea with this fabric. There are moody copper tones that merge with swirls of gorgeous blues and you can see the glimmer of the Damask pattern beneath the ink. With these colour combinations and textures, you would swear this fabric was made of silk!

For garment making it will be a joy to sew. Let your imagination run wild with the option of placing pattern pieces on various areas of the fabric you want to use.

This will make extremely special items of clothing, where you can be creative with your pattern placement. I'm drawn to thinking of separates, such as crop trousers with a sleeveless top combination. Yes I'm breathless with this!

A little bit about Damask:
Damask is a pattern formed by weaving and historically was often used to 'mimic' silk, to show a sign of wealth.

A little bit about the Batik:
Batik is wax applied to the fabric before the dying process, where dye cannot penetrate the waxed area the fabric keeps it's original colour. and where there is no wax, the dye colours the fabric. The wax can be applied with many different tools, from foam rubber to wooden stamps and brushes. Some wax is dripped from a height and in many layers, with dip dyes in between - can you imagine the work?!

A little bit about crispness:
Feeling crisp at first, the fabric will go quite soft when washed. If you want to keep it crisp, just don't wash it!


Treat this fabric with gentle care and always use a mild detergent no hotter than 30°

100% cotton 

180 length piece at 122 cm wide

Gentle wash 30°

Flat rate shipping - both UK and International.
Same price regardless of weight or quantity

• Standard UK - Royal Mail 1st Class - 2 to 4 Working Days £3.50
• Express UK - Royal Mail Special Del. - Next Working Day £9.00

International delivery, we are happy to ship Worldwide.
• Europe - EU - Royal Mail Tracked - 3 to 14 Working Days £8.50
• Worldwide - Royal Mail Tracked - 3 to 14 Working Days £14.50