Sunday, July 4, 2010

Batik Play Day


Well....here is the result of my fabric from Batik play day. I LOVE the colors and the batik designs. And the process was fairly easy.



We melted soy wax in an electric skillet and preceeded to apply it to previously-dyed fabric using different techniques. Then I placed them all in a red dye bath and laid them out in the sun. WRONG!!!!!!



The wax remelted and left a slightly grease shadow aroung all the designs. I had to boil the fabric twice and was still left with not-so-perfect fabric. But it's usable (most of it) and lesson learned.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Yummy batiks, greasy stains and all. Thanks for the tip on not drying in the sun.