I wasn’t terribly impressed with batiks at first. Then I ordered some for a potential project. When I ironed them after pre-washing them I discovered how gorgeous they are. I will say that I’m particular about which ones I like, but this is true of ordinary prints as well. We all have our own tastes in fabric. :-)
One thing that has been a bit of a hindrance to me in buying batiks is the price. After watching how these lovely fabrics are made, I don’t feel that I can complain any more. This is an amazing process that still involves people working very closely with the fabric, dyes and design! It is really like owning a piece of artwork when you realize all the hands on work that goes into making it.