Bintan Titisari


I am a PhD student at the School of Design, University of Leeds currently working in the revitalisation of Indonesian textile technique: stitch resist dyeing.

Specifically, I am observing the practice of stitch resist dyeing among Indonesian craft-makers and explore an alternative methodology to revitalise the technique based on cultural aspects perspective.

Before starting my PhD, I taught in the Faculty of Art and Design, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia. I lectured in Resist Dyeing (Batik and Tie-Dye), Fashion Research, Textile Surface Design, and Image Analysis. I also have eight-years experience as a textile designer, creating my fashion brand and producing customised textile designs for a private customer. I had been actively participating in Indonesian government projects to support the Indonesian craft-makers in design and technical aspects.


Research interests

My research interest areas are the cultural significant product, pattern, and practices with a focus on textile design technology, appropriate technology, craft-design, resist dyeing techniques specifically stitch resist dyeing, fashion design, fashion brand and marketing, and leatherwork. 


  • BA in Textile Design
  • MA in Design