Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Batik today

Just returned from a fun day experimenting with batik!
We had a little trouble getting the wax hot enough initially so my first attempt (the owl) was applied with a brush. We were also going to use blues & greys but got excited by the prospect of magenta...I think inspired by the fab flowers in the garden!

On my second go we had more success with the wax...heating until very hot in the slow cooker!!
This is the result so far......

Tomorrow we are going to apply the last layer of wax & dye the fabric black which will really make the other colours stand out!
Not sure what I'll do with the finished pieces yet but I might apply further embellishment with sequins & buttons etc to make them even more over the top? Perhaps another cushion.....?

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