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The students of the NC State University,

Ghana Study Abroad Program in 2011, were


to observe and document Ghanaian art and
culture from design perspective to create a
design source book for Global Mamas. The
source book is a collection of our inspirations
and translations for use in batik fabric
design. Through photography, drawing, and
writing, we captured images from several
regions of Ghana, including: Greater Accra,
Volta, Eastern, Asante, Brong Ahafo, Northern,
Upper East, and Central. We translated the
images into motif, pattern and potential color
ways. Finally, the images were translated by
the students, all of whom were new to batik,
to create a set of samples on fabric.
This source book includes a section from
each student. The inspiration for the design
and color palette, the process used to
develop the nal designs, and a sample of
the design executed in batik.
Global Mamas considerations for this project:
The Global Mamas customer is typically
women in western and European markets.

Design focus:
Create mix & match prints that could be
combined in garments such as the esta
skirt, tiered girls dress, or home dcor.
Patterns for boys and girls, infant through
early teens, and home decor.
Ghana Study Abroad
Program Mission Statement
Technical issues:
Use the colors/dyes currently available to the
batik artists.
The designs should be usable by batik artists
of a variety of skill levels.
Patterns are stamped with foam designs, be
aware that very detailed designs might be
difcult to stamp.
Wed like to thank Mary, Emma and Eli,
our most excellent batik instructors. They
are true professionals in their art. Their
patience, good humor and attention to detail
made our experience enjoyable and made us
look forward to our visits over the ve day
workshop. Me da ase!
Mary's Batik Group
Adrienne Johnston
Alex Peden
Ian Thomas
Jennifer Mahaffey
Kirsten Southwell
Mary Kircher
Sarah Kelly
Adrienne Johnston
Anni Albers Scholar Senior
(Art + Design / Textile Technology)
Color Schemes:
1 2
Motif Design Process
Adrienne Johnston
1 2
Final Batik Patterns
Adrienne Johnston
Alex Peden
Art + Design Junior
Color Schemes:
Motif Design Process
Alex Peden
1 2
Final Batik Patterns
Alex Peden
Ian Thomas
Graphic Design Junior
Color Schemes:
Motif Design Process
1 2
Ian Thomas
Color Schemes:
Motif Design Process
1 2
Final Batik Patterns
Ian Thomas
Final Batik Patterns
Sun Flakes
Two-Tailed Bird
Nest Weave
Jennifer Mahaffey
Art + Design Senior
Color Schemes:
Motif Design Process
1 2
Jennifer Mahaffey
Final Batik Patterns
Jennifer Mahaffey
Kirsten Southwell
Graphic Design Senior
Color Schemes:
Motif Design Process
1 2
Kirsten Southwell
Final Batik Patterns
Kirsten Southwell
Mary Kircher
Art + Design Graduate Student
Color Schemes:
Motif Design Process
Mary Kircher
1 2
Motif Design Process
Mary Kircher
Final Batik Patterns
Mary Kircher
Sarah Kelly
Art + Design Junior
Color Schemes:
Motif Design Process
Sarah Kelly
1 2
Final Batik Patterns
Sarah Kelly
Eli and Emma's
Batik Group
Joe Lawson
Julie Alvarez
Kandice Ross
Kat Saville
Pati Reis
Tim Rosenberg
Zoe Cooper
Joe Lawson
Art + Design Senior
Joe Lawson
Color Schemes:
1 2
Motif Design Process
Joe Lawson
Final Batik Patterns
Julie Alvarez
Graphic Design Junior
Julie Alvarez
Color Schemes:
1 2
Motif Design Process
Julie Alvarez
Final Batik Patterns
Kandice Ross
Graphic Design/ Technology
Education Senior
Kandice Ross
Color Schemes:
1 2
Motif Design Process
Kandice Ross
Final Batik Patterns
Kat Saville
Art + Design Senior
Kat Saville
Color Schemes:
1 2
Motif Design Process
Kat Saville
Final Batik Patterns
Pati Reis
Art + Design Graduate
Pati Reis
Color Schemes:
1 2
Motif Design Process
Pati Reis
Final Batik Patterns
Tim Rosenberg
Graphic Design Junior
Tim Rosenberg
Color Schemes:
1 2
Motif Design Process
Tim Rosenberg
Final Batik Patterns
Zoe Cooper
Art + Design Junior
Zoe Cooper
Color Schemes:
1 2
Motif Design Process
Zoe Cooper
Final Batik Patterns