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      Ironing the Wax out of a Batik

      Ironing the Wax out of a Batik
      Making a batik is the satisfying process of layering wax and dye to create bold, intricate designs. The more layers of dye and wax that are added, the thicker and stiffer the fabric will become. At the end of this process, you’re left with a hard, milky-looking piece of cloth. Here’s how to iron the … Continue reading "Ironing the Wax out of a Batik"

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      Advice & TipsBatikDyeingTutorials[October 2018]

      Soya Wax Batik

      Soya Wax Batik
      There are several waxes that can be used for making batiks, all of which will produce slightly different results. Standard Batik Wax is a blend of beeswax and paraffin wax but soya wax makes a good alternative. Soya wax is more sustainable, plant based, natural and petroleum free wax. Our soya wax comes from renewable … Continue reading "Soya Wax Batik"

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      BatikDyeingTutorials[April 2018]

      Eco Printing

      Eco Printing
      Quick and basic Eco Printing in preparation for our Fab Friday class tomorrow! We gathered a selection of leaves and berries. (Dyes from leaves will usually be more permanent than dyes from berries. It is such a shame you can get some lovely colours from berries but often they will wash completely out of fabric – …

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      DyeingTutorials[October 2016]

      How to Make a Devoré Scarf

      How to Make a Devoré Scarf
      Devoré is a fabric technique used on mixed fibre material where a paste is used to burn through cellulose fibres, leaving woven fabric behind in a pattern or design. We have used devoré to make a scarf from silk/viscose velvet: Measure out and draw the shape of your scarf down the centre of your freezer …

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      DyeingTextile PrintingTutorials[November 2014]

      Batik Course with Noel Dyrenforth

      Batik Course with Noel Dyrenforth
      I don’t know about you, but thanks to years of being in school followed by forever being surrounded by children and teachers, Autumn will always signal the beginning of my year and a time to learn something new. This year’s September-knowledge-thirst led me to a weekend-long batik course run by Noel Dyrenforth in Hove. The … Continue reading "Batik Course with Noel Dyrenforth"

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      BatikDyeing[October 2014]

      How to Make a Tie Dye Top with Colour Magnet

      How to Make a Tie Dye Top with Colour Magnet
      We have been enjoying the sunshine here at Handprinted so we thought we would show you how to make a Summery top out of an old plain T-shirt using Colour Magnet and Procion Dyes! You will need: Light coloured T-Shirt Fabric scissors Pencil, paper and a fine paint brush Screen Parcel Tape Drawing Fluid Screen Filler …

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      Advice & TipsDyeingTutorials[August 2014]