My name is Blair McCormick I am a batik / fabric artist based in Brighton UK. I have been practising batik for 25 years, my style has evolved from traditional batik into a unique mix of materials, hot wax, dye, paint, bleach, glass beads and sequins. My working practice usually starts with a hand drawn design transferred onto fabric. I then apply wax and dye building up layers, periodically discharging areas of colour with bleach and then re-applying wax and dye. At different points I paint into the design to highlight certain areas and lastly I apply glass beads and sequins,with the aim to blend / weave these materials in a harmonious way. I try to find a balance in my work, between chaos and calm.