Jackets may include some classic Chinese stylings such as Mandarin collars and loop and button closures. Jackets often feature patchwork, quilting and simple straight line silhouettes.
Batik is one of Indonesia's most highly developed art forms. Its origins have been traced to Egypt and the Middle East - about 1500 years ago - but the current process for batik originated in Indonesia. Batik is the process of waxing and dyeing cloth. Once the artist has stamped or drawn the design or motifs on the fabric, he pours on the first dye. The number of colors in batik represents how many times it was immersed in the dye bath and how many times wax had to be applied and removed. When finished, the fabric is put in boiling water to melt the wax off.
Sandra turns Bali batik sarongs into jackets and scarves. Her garments keep the sarong's original qualities - easy fitting, graceful drape, fringes and collage of bold colours. Each jacket and scarf is one-of-a-kind, individually handmade with a style that makes you feel special.
A selection of one-of-a-kind jackets by Sandra is available at Imagine That! Artisans' Designs, 251 Craig Street in downtown Duncan.