It’s truly irresistible! What, you may ask? Resist dyeing of course! In surface-design lingo, a resist is a product or process that temporarily blocks fabrics ability to absorb another wet medium. There are many types of resists, including bound or tied and stitched, but in this free eBook we focus on four temporary blocking agents that wash out leaving behind your batik print.
First up, use glue gel as a simple resist to create color infused fabric that textile artists of all ages and abilities are sure to enjoy creating. Next, utilize food grade soy wax as an environmentally safe alternative to paraffin for easy batik fabric prints. Then follow along for a lesson in using flour paste resist and simple batik tools to create a crackly background that is the trademark of batik design. Finally, use corn syrup as an economical alternative to sodium alginate to create easy batik fabric prints. Try one or all four, it’s up to you when you download this free eBook today!
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Discover four unique approaches easy resist fabric dyeing to create delectable batik fabric!
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to batik using easy fabric dyeing techniques. With each tutorial you will discover the endless possibilities for resist dyeing using common household items such as soy wax, gel glue, and flour, and simple batik tools. Whether you’ve been dyeing fabric for years or are being inspired to dye for the first time, you are sure to find fun new ways for batik-style dyeing and resists in this download.
Color Therapy by Cynthia St. Charles
During one of her explorations for some color therapy Cynthia picked up a bottle of glue gel and used it as a resist. Next she added in some fabric paint and discovered that amazing colors came out in her finished design. The simplicity of the fabric dyeing technique and the safety of the materials involved make it adaptable to any kind of imagery and for all ages and abilities. Check out this article for this easy batik design technique using gel glue.
Resists from the Kitchen: Corn Syrup by Lisa Kerpoe
In this fourth installment of Lisa’s series on using resists from the kitchen, we turn to something sweet—corn syrup. She came upon corn syrup while looking for a substitute for sodium alginate. Sodium alginate, a product derived from seaweed, makes a thick syrupy liquid that works well as a resist. Corn syrup has similar properties, and is an inexpensive, readily available alternative to alginate. This material is quite versatile, you can drip it on fabric, apply it with stamps and even stencil with it. Learn how with this great article.
Batik with Soy Wax by Melanie Testa
Soy wax is a powerhouse of a resist. It is a food grade, environmentally safe alternative to paraffin. No special chemicals are required to remove it from your cloth; in fact, the wax can be removed by simply running it under hot water—its melt temperature is so low that it will not affect your plumbing. This means that working with soy wax takes almost all of the guesswork out of the batik design process. Melanie will show you how using soy wax as a resist also means you have the opportunity to trap previous layers of color while continuing to build and expand upon color concepts.
Flour Paste Resist: It’s Irresistible By Jane Dunnewold
After smoothing flour paste onto cloth during one of Jane Dunnewold’s classes, a student curiously began drawing into the surface with a wooden skewer, and to their surprise, the lines were sticking during the dyeing process. What resulted were gorgeous fabrics covered with random crackle patterns and circles, lines and more. This process of resist dyeing is both fun and simple, easy enough that you could try it at home right away using common materials you probably already have.
Learn how to dye fabric and create wonderful fabric to use in your quilt designs!
Batik is one of the oldest methods of textile dyeing available. Melted wax, often a mixture of beeswax and paraffin, is applied to cloth before dye is applied each with its own purpose. The traditional technique of batik fabric creation can be very time-consuming , sometimes requiring materials that are hard to find or use. Enter the modern, creative quilter, looking for a new way to explore the art of dyeing fabric. Using ingenious methods and common household items, artists were able to redefine batik techniques for a hassle-free, easy to use process.
In this free eBook you’ll be introduced to four modern resist techniques; including the use of common kitchen materials, gel glue and simple batik tools. These four methods for surface dyeing are only the beginning! Use your fabric to create batik quilts and art quilts that will get noticed. Check out all the techniques today in this free download!