Sunday, 15 February 2009

quilt top

Procion MX dyed cotton, screenprinted, shibori
length 200 cm, width 150 cm

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Batik II

Needs no words. This is batik. The paint is Dye-na-flow. I bought it and batik materials from Gunther at If you have never been there, take a look. A candystore for dyers and art quilters!

I used bees wax with parrafin but also soya wax. Be aware of the coloured newspaper photo's when ironing to remove the wax. Some of them - mostly when there is a lot of wax on the cloth - will give stains.... and they will stay there, unfortunately.
It is possible to remove the soya wax with water, but I ironed it too because dye-na-flow is a paint and has to be heat set first.