Friday, July 30, 2010


When doing batik, the wax sometimes doesn't soak all the way into the fabric. If it's too cool it just sits on top of the fabric. It won't block the dye properly then. But if it's too hot it soaks in and can go further than you want.

It's good to check the back of the fabric to make sure it went through. You can frequently tell from the front that it hasn't soaked in. It looks more translucent.

One picture shows what it looked like after just doing wax from the front. The other one is after I fixed it by applying wax from the back also. You don't always have to touch up the back, but you should check. Ask me how I know.

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