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.