batik process

Next Workshop: Batik Basics

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Batik, batik process, dye painting, Suzanne Drown | Comments Off on Next Workshop: Batik Basics

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The Batik Process- Waxing

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in batik process, Suzanne Drown, suzanne drown trout | Comments Off on The Batik Process- Waxing

The most common question I am asked is, “Exactly what is batik?” So, over the next few posts, I thought it would be fun to do a virtual demo of the batik process, complete with photos of each step. Ready? What is batik?….Batik, an Indonesian word meaning, “wax writing,” is a process in which an artist “writes” or paints on fabric or paper. The wax prevents the dye from being absorbed by the fabric when it is either immersed in or painted with the dyes. A new waxing and dying process must be repeated for each color and layer of the design. Here is my work station: tools,...

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Thank You Art Quilts Maine

Posted by on Oct 11, 2009 in Art Quilts Maine, batik process, dye painting, Suzanne Drown, workshop | Comments Off on Thank You Art Quilts Maine

This past Saturday I had the pleasure to conduct a batik workshop for members of the Art Quilts Maine quilting group in Augusta, Maine. During the two hours we had together, they quickly learned to paint with wax and dyes. The results were...

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Painting with Dye

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in batik process, dye painting, new work, silk painting spring, suzanne drown spring | Comments Off on Painting with Dye

Back to work now that spring vacation is done! Spring has arrived so I can work outside!Here are the photos of the next steps of the batik process. I am painting on the dye today. Here is the waxed fabric before I start to paint. I have started to paint with yellow paint that I will mix with some blue to create green. Adding some green paint now to fill in the leaves. Now I am painting the back ground with the bright blue paint. Here is a close up of the finished piece of fabric. After drying for 24 hours I will rinse it out with hot water to remove the soy wax and excess dye. The finished...

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Painted with Wax

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Batik, batik process, painting with wax, surface design, suzanne drown trout | Comments Off on Painted with Wax

Here are some more photos of the waxed fabric featuring design number two.

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Next Steps

Posted by on Apr 17, 2009 in batik process, painting with wax, suzanne drown trout | Comments Off on Next Steps

As promised, here are the next steps in creating a batik. Here is my work station: tools, melted wax and cotton fabric. Getting ready to paint with the melted wax. Here I am painting the fabric with a sumi brush and the melted wax. More progress. This piece of cotton is ready for dye! Check back soon to see my...

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