We will melt the soy wax and use materials found around the house for stamping the wax onto the cotton fabric and creating patterns. Acrylic paints will be brushed on to create the color. Soy wax is a great alternative to petroleum- based waxes and melts at a lower temperature with no toxic fumes. Students will be able to go home with 2-3 yards of personally designed fabric.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm (includes 2-hour lunch break)
$15 Materials/Kit Fee
(includes soy wax, acrylic paint)
Supplies Students to Bring
2-3 yards of white cotton fabric
1 yard of cheap muslin fabric
Recycled materials for stamping ( cardboard rolls, tape rolls, thread spindles, container tops, plastic flowers, plastic strawberry baskets, and just about anything that won’t melt in hot wax and will make a mark)
1 VERY OLD bath or beach towel (please don’t bring the hotel towels)
(2) 3” chip hardware brushes, rubber gloves, gallon Zip-Loc bags to hold your wet/waxy fabric. I will bring the acrylic paint unless you desire to bring a favorite color.
Booking for Creating Batik Fabric with Soy Wax Resist
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