Today our High Fiber Diet group had a play day to explore the mysteries of soy wax batik. Gerrie ordered the wax and got us all organized ahead of time with our supply list and did a little demo at the beginning.
It was great to take a day to do something like this. We have a good group right now and I think everyone enjoyed the day. I went through a batik phase years ago, but I was using a combination of parafin and beeswax, which I painted with a brush onto the fabric, then dyed. It was a hot and messy process and I could never get all of the wax out of the fabric. The advantage of the soy wax is a lower melting point, which makes it easier to work with and it can be washed out of the fabric. I like the idea of the "stamping" of the wax as well. Lotsa fun!
I'll show you some of my finished fabrics and my wire mark makers one of these days.
There are more pictures on Gerrie's blog.