Free eBook: Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques for Batik-style Dyeing & Surface Design

  Yes, I want my free eBook!

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!.

Download this free resist fabric dyeing techniques eBook.

Discover four unique approaches easy resist fabric dyeing to create delectable batik fabric!

Create batik quilts like these with help of this free download.

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.

Plus, along with this free eBook, you'll also receive a free membership to our Quilting Daily community. This membership provides you with access to our free projects library, blogs, and newsletter; plus you'll gain the help and support of thousands of quilt artists of all abilities. What are you waiting for? Download this free eBook to get started!


Embrace the time-honored joy of adding dye to fabric to create unique batik design and resist prints. Download your free guide to dyeing fabric from Quilting Daily:

Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques for Batik-style Dyeing & Surface Design

  Yes, I want my free eBook!
Free fabric dyeing techniques to create quilts like this.

Easy Batik Techniques: Color Therapy by Cynthia St. Charles

#1

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.


Batik Design: Resists from the Kitchen, Corn Syrup by Lisa Kerpoe

#2

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 Fabric Design: Batik with Soy Wax by Melanie Testa

#3

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

#4

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!

  Yes, I want my free eBook!


Along with your FREE download, you'll also become a valued member of the Quilting Daily community and receive:
  • Access to our blogs, forums, videos, freebies, and more!

  • The ability to share ideas with the Quilting Daily online Community - accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

  • The Quilting Daily email newsletter filled with expert tips, techniques, and special offers (including contests and giveaways)

  • More great Free Stuff in the members only section of our website

  • And much more!
Your email address is safe. Quilting Daily will not sell, rent or disclose your email address to third parties. For your convenience, you may use your sign in information to access the Interweave family of communities: Beading Daily, Cloth Paper Scissors, Crochet Me, Knitting Daily, Jewelry Making Daily, Quilting Daily, Sew Daily, Spinning Daily, and Weaving Today.
Create custom batik designs like these with this free resist dyeing eBook.

Don't forget to download your free eBook on batik dyeing and surface design.

All the inspiration is here to learn how to dye fabric, just enter your email to download for free today:

Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques for Batik-style Dyeing & Surface Design

  Yes, I want my free eBook!