I signed up for an on-line class about soy wax printing. Soy wax is supposed to be more eco friendly than normal batik wax printing, so I thought I might as well try it as I like to know ways to achieve texture on fabric.
Here I am melting the soy wax flakes in my old electric frypan.
|Melting the soy wax flakes|
They don't take very long to melt.
I got out some of my hand dyed fabric and drew some wax lines and shapes on the top and then painted over the top of that with some blue Procion dyes.
|Printing with the soy wax|
Here are the results.
The top fabric shows the before and the bottom fabric shows what it looked like afterwards. Not really much of a result for the work involved.
Then I tried using freezer paper as a resist. I cut some freezer paper circles and fish shapes and ironed the negative shape onto yellow fabric. Painted wax in the shapes and then over painted with green dye.
|rinsing out the soy wax.|
|Blue dyed fabrics|
I was happy with them and must do some more dyeing while we have a bit of warm weather left.