SJ Batik Process

First of all EVERYTHING STARTS OUT WHITE!

  • I draw the design on the textile
  • Paint colors in design with dye… like paint by numbers!
  • Cover all areas with wax that I want to remain white or that I’ve painted
  • Squeeze the wax before placing in dye bath to create the cool CRACKLE!
  • Place design in dye bath for a few hours
  • Remove Wax –  this takes a lot of time!
  • Wash multiple times!
  • DONE