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Everything you need to know about Batik: How it's done, getting started, ideas and projects, materials, examples, advanced information and more!

Batik is one of the "resist" processes for making designs on fabric, like Tie Dye, Shibori, Serti technique, etc., using wax on fabric to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth. Wax is applied to fabric, followed by dye, perhaps in many successive layers in complex Batiks. The following discussion will involve using Dharma Fiber Reactive MX Dye Powder on cotton, but can be adapted to other fabrics or dyes. The basic principles remain the same.Batik is the process of applying a wax resist to fabric and overdyeing to create your pattern. This technique originated in Indonesia but there are also traditions of wax resist in Africa and India.

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Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes
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Fiber Reactive Poster
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Batik Wax
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Better Tjantings (Batik Tools)
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Procion Deluxe Batik Starter Set
Discounted as low as $38.95
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Everything you need to know about Batik: How it's done, getting started, ideas and projects, materials, examples, advanced information and more!

Batik is one of the "resist" processes for making designs on fabric, like Tie Dye, Shibori, Serti technique, etc., using wax on fabric to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth. Wax is applied to fabric, followed by dye, perhaps in many successive layers in complex Batiks. The following discussion will involve using Dharma Fiber Reactive MX Dye Powder on cotton, but can be adapted to other fabrics or dyes. The basic principles remain the same.Batik is the process of applying a wax resist to fabric and overdyeing to create your pattern. This technique originated in Indonesia but there are also traditions of wax resist in Africa and India.


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