Batik is one of the oldest methods of dyeing fabrics for surface design. Using hot liquid wax as a resist for dye, batik yields beautiful patterns and rich colors. But traditional batik is time-consuming and labor intensive.
But what if you could learn how to batik without the hassles? In this free eBook, Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques for Batik-Style Dyeing and Surface Design, you will learn surface design and resist techniques using soy wax, kitchen cupboard staples, glue gel, and simple batik tools.
Cynthia St. Charles shows how to create a colorful batik design using glue gel as a resist for textile paints in "Color Therapy."
In "Batik with Soy Wax: Easy and Effective Techniques for Original Fabric Design," Melanie Testa uses this food grade, environmentally safe alternative to paraffin for resist dyeing with textile paints.
Jane Dunnewold uses the non-toxic flour paste resist on fabric, drawing designs into the paste and then letting it dry. After painting the fabric and rinsing out the paste, you get a surface design with the crackly background that is the hallmark of batik.
|Glue gel resist dyeing (detail)
by Cynthia St. Charles.
Finally, Lisa Kerpoe applies corn syrup as an economical and easy-to-find alternative to sodium alginate, a thickener used as a resist with fabric dyeing techniques. You'll love this kitchen-shelf method of tile dyeing.
Once you download this free eBook, Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques for Batik-Style Dyeing and Surface Design from Quilting Daily, you'll be creating easy batik fabric in no time.
P.S. Do you have friends who like to create surface design with resist techniques? Forward this link to them so they can download their own free copy of Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques for Batik-Style Dyeing and Surface Design.