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Batik is one of the oldest methods of textile dyeing available, dating as far back as 4th century BCE. Melted wax, often a mixture of beeswax and paraffin, is applied to cloth before dye is applied, creating the resist on the fabric. Each wax serves a purpose: the beeswax forms a good hold on the fabric and the paraffin provides the cracking effect, one of the main characteristics found on batik prints. This more traditional technique of batik fabric creation can be very time-consuming and labor intensive, 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 from Quilting Daily: Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques, you will be introduced to four of the many modern surface design and resist techniques; including the use of soy wax, common kitchen materials, gel glue and simple batik tools. These four methods for surface dyeing are only the beginning! Bring a little batik into your life with the help of this free surface design eBook, download your copy today.

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Along with your four free textile dyeing articles, you'll find helpful tips for using batik tools and other household items for resist dye techniques.

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 fabricis 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.

Using glue gel as a simple resist, Cynthia St. Charles creates color infused fabric that textile artists of all ages and abilities are sure to enjoy creating. Next, Melanie Testa utilizes food grade soy wax as an environmentally safe alternative to paraffin, to create easy batik fabric prints using textile paints. Join Jane Dunnewold 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, Lisa Kerpoe uses corn syrup as an economical alternative to sodium alginate to create her easy batik fabric prints. Try one or all four, it's up to you! Download the entire free collection to get lessons in resist dyeing, using batik tools, and simple household items to create stunning prints.


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Learn how to batik with soy wax, gel glue and more to create batik design prints such as this beautiful piece.

Dyeing Fabric Article 1: Gel Glue Technique

Dyeing Fabric: Easy Batik Design Technique using Gel Glue

Color Therapy by Cynthia St. Charles

Sometimes all we need as quilt artists is a little color therapy to ignite our inventiveness. Cynthia finds the need for color hits hard during the long winters in the northern part of the US. During one of her explorations she picked up a bottle of glue gel and used it as a resist. Next she added in some fabric paint and discovered the amazing color potential this process had for her art quilts. The simplicity of the fabric dyeing technique and the safety of the materials involved make it adaptable to any kind of imagery and accessible to textile artists of all ages and abilities. Learn how to infuse white fabric with color and batik design when you download your free surface design eBook today!

Dyeing Fabric Article 2: Using Soy Wax for Resist Dyeing

Dyeing Fabric: Soy Wax as a Resist Technique

Batik with Soy Wax: Easy and Effective Techniques for Original Fabric Design 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. These few facts mean that working with soy wax takes almost all of the guesswork out of the batik design process. 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. Learn how to batik using this exciting technique when you claim your free collection of easy batik techniques.

Dyeing Fabric Article 3: Flour Paste Resist

Dyeing Fabric: Flour Paste Resist Technique

Flour Paste Resist: It's Irresistible By Jane Dunnewold

Sometimes discovering a new technique just takes one creative artist asking, "What if?" During one of Jane Dunnewoldis classes, she had a student do just that, and discovered a whole new way to dye fabric using flour paste resist. After smoothing flour paste onto cloth, the student curiously began drawing into the surface with a wooden skewer, and to their surprise, the lines were sticking. 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 more about using flour paste resist for textile dyeing when you download your free surface design eBook today!

Dyeing Fabric Article 4: Using Corn Syrup for Resist Dyeing

Dyeing Fabric: Corn Syrup Resist Dyeing Technique

Resists from the Kitchen, Ingredient 4: Corn Syrup by Lisa Kerpoe

In this fourth installment of Lisais 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, making it a wonderful resist for batik fabric dyeing, 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 to batik fabric using this household item and other simple resists when you download the entire surface design collection today!


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Creating batik design is easy with these four surface design techniques!

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to batik using easy textile 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 surface design in this free eBook. Plus, along with this collection of fabric dyeing techniques, you'll get pages and pages expert instruction and helpful tips. And with your free membership to the Quilting Daily community, you'll have the help and support of thousands of quilters of all abilities. What are you waiting for? Download your entire collection batik techniques, and get started today!


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Use these articles to inspire even more fabric dyeing techniques, the possibilities for unique batik fabric using resist dyeing techniques are endless.

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