Thursday, July 3, 2014
Round Robin Solo Style - Round 2, Batik
For my second round, I used soy wax to create batik patterns.I used 3 objects to stamp the wax on, followed by an application of Procion MX dyes.
Below are the stamps I used to apply the melted wax:
A dried pod with a bamboo skewer attached
Cotton string glued to a block of scrap wood
A foam swirl glued to cardboard layers, then glued to a block of scrap wood.
All of these were made or adapted by me for this project.
I spread the fabric onto my wax paper covered project board and attached using Spring clamps and T-pins.
Here is the fabric after I have applied the wax coated tools. I let the fabric set for awhile to allow the wax to cool, before removing from the project board. I then left the fabric to rest overnight before proceeding to the next step.
Here is the fabric after I painted on some black dye over the waxed areas. Then I covered it with plastic to batch overnight.
This is how the fabric looked the next morning… note how the dyes migrated into the unwaxed area, creating a nice organic pattern… totally unplanned!
After washing in hot water and synthrapol to remove the soy wax and excess dyes, here is the fabric, ready for the next round:
Tomorrow, Round 3... what would you add next?