Painting the Fabric with Wax
If you don't have access to stencils, you can always do a free hand with batik and make up your own designs, so by using smaller paintbrushes, you can take a piece of fabric. And again, I've got the cardboard underneath and do all sorts of designs. You can do something as simple as a polka dot design, which is just kind of dropping the wax onto the fabric and remember, a little wax goes a long way, so you don't you actually don't need a lot. You just need enough to cover the one little area that you're going to macon tear design. So even though you see some of the wax is a little bit thinner, that will still create a great resist, another simple design you could take your brush and simply dio lines and dashes really there's no limit tio batik you can come up with any sort of graphic pattern or floral pattern and use the wax almost as your medium to create design. So once the wax has hardened and it's cooled down a bit, I give it a couple of minutes just to make sure that it's nice and ...
hard and it has you've got the resist now kind of pushed into your fibers, then you can go ahead and take this piece and carefully put it into your water bucket and soak the fibers.
Add a layer of sophistication to your Shibori dyeing projects with the help of Kaari Meng in Intermediate Shibori Indigo Dyeing.
The Nui technique incorporates stitching into the Shibori process and adds incredible detail to your hand-dyed fabrics. In this intermediate class you’ll learn about:
- Selecting the right fabrics for Nui and Batik dyeing
- Stitching and preparing the fabric
- Dipping, redipping, finishing, and rinsing the cloth
Kaari will also demonstrate the batik (wax resist) dyeing technique and show you how to apply the wax, dye the fabric, and remove the wax to achieve long-lasting color.
Intermediate Shibori Indigo Dyeing will teach you how to create captivating designs in the signature, deep indigo color of Shibori.