"Hello, I'm Veena, the founder and designer behind Grebr. My journey has been a colorful tapestry woven between the bustling streets of Mumbai, India, and the creative halls of Sir J.J. School of Applied Arts, where I completed my graduation. For over two decades, I immersed myself in the dynamic world of the animation industry, all the while nurturing my passion for the intricate art of Batik painting.
Now, as I embark on a new path as a designer cum businesswoman, I'm thrilled to present this collection, crafted with both excitement and pride. Each piece is a labor of love, a fusion of my artistic pursuits and a deep connection to the rich tapestry of Indian culture. It's more than a collection; it's a celebration of heritage and a testament to the vibrant spirit of creativity that drives Grebr."
"At Grebr, our entire collection is a testament to the timeless artistry of Batik, an ancient form of painting . The Batik process, a meticulous and labor-intensive method, involves the delicate interplay of waxwork and multiple dyeing stages on cloth. Then printed on thick cloth.Each piece in our collection is not just a work of art but a reflection of the dedication, patience, and craftsmanship that goes into creating this remarkable fusion of tradition and creativity."
"I am the proud founder of Grebr, a brand that came to life as I celebrated my 50th birthday. This venture represents not just a milestone in my life but also a testament to the belief that age is no barrier to pursuing one's dreams and passions."
Plan your design on paper or directly on the fabric. Traditional batik often features repetitive geometric patterns or nature-inspired motifs.
Heat the wax to a liquid state. Be cautious as hot wax can cause burns.
Use the tjanting tool or brushes to apply the wax to the areas you want to remain the original color. The wax creates a barrier, preventing the dye from penetrating those areas.
First Dye Bath
- Prepare the dye bath according to the instructions on the dye packaging.
- Immerse the fabric into the dye bath, allowing it to soak until the desired color is achieved.
- Remove the fabric and let it dry completely.
- Carefully remove the wax. This can be done by ironing the fabric between layers of absorbent paper, which absorbs the melted wax.
- Alternatively, you can gently scrape off the wax with a knife, revealing the wax-resisted areas.
Painting is tweaked and printed on thick cloth and then turned into a beautiful bag.