International studio — 32.1907

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Mrs. Hugo Froehlich

covers; in fact, even friezes can be decorated with
it, so that there is no limit to its possibilities, or to
the materials which can be used when the novice
has acquired skill.

Batiks can be dyed deep blue, red or green ac-
cording to the dominating color of the rooms in
which they are to go. If colored material is used
notice must be taken of the various shades it can
be dyed, always remembering that the dye must
not be above 60 degrees or it will melt the wax
and the batik will exist no more. There are
many dyes sold on the market which can be used
in this work, and specific directions are given in
every case.

Java being a Dutch possession, the people of
Holland have always taken a deep interest in the
development of batik and most of the work at
present emanates from a few studios in Holland.
A deep interest is also being taken in other countries
owing to batiks having been seen at various
European arts and crafts exhibitions. Dutch artists
have developed so far in this art that they are now
doing it on parchment, linens and velvets and for
upholstery work. Owing to the demand being
entirely beyond the output, batik decorations are

very expensive, but
the few pieces I have
seen have made me
long to become an
adept at this beauti-
ful and interesting
craft. So far I have
only experimented in
the most primitive
manner, but desire to
let others know about
batik so that they may
evolve new ideas and
themselves develop
this beautiful craft
while it is still unde-
veloped by Ameri-

Most of the illus-
trations are from a
studio at Apeldoorn,
Holland, where one
woman has perfected
this craft, having
worked it out for her-
self, and has taught
her methods to over
thirty girls who faith-
fully carry it on.


Recent work by mrs. hugo


Rings and necklaces of excellent design
and workmanship have lately been executed by
Mrs. Hugo Froehlich, who is one of the four mem-
bers of the first jewelry class graduated from Pratt
Institute. Each of these young women, graduated
five years ago, has attained skill and fame in her
chosen work. A number of pieces of Mrs. Froeh-
lich’s jewelry are shown on this and the following

For some time Mrs. Froehlich had a studio in
New York, but she has lately moved her workshop
into an upper room in her house at Richmond Hill,
Long Island. Here she has established a quaint
little studio, which is often filled with friends and
admirers of her beautiful art, and where specimens



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