ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dye Happy 3 Soy Wax Batik

Saturday was Session 3 of my Dye Happy class, and the topic was Soy Wax Batik. Here I am showing some of the batik fabric I created, just before demo'ing how to stamp/draw on the fabric with soy wax, and then paint thickened dyes on the surface.

Here's Kirstin Fearon having a great time painting the thickened dyes on her soy wax stamped fabrics.

One student has painted two colours of thickened dye on this piece. The fabric has been soaked in soda ash solution and hung to dry ahead of time. Soy wax is stamped on and allowed to dry. Painting with dyes that have been thickened allows for control over where the colour is placed.
Thanks to Sylvia Young for the photos.


  1. Elaine really enjoyed the class last saturday thanks again !! some suggestions for blog names

    dyeing to be creative !

    dyeing to quilt !

    color EQuehls creativity !


  2. Hi Michelle,
    A pleasure having you in class on Saturday ... so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your blog name suggestions. I will be making a decision soon and will announce it on my blog of course!

  3. Hi Elaine, I enjoyed your post about the sheers. My maiden name is Kuehl, we might be distant cousins??? Ha Ha... certainly we have many of the same impulses to create.
    Best to you, Janet Kuehl Foster


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