Along side indigo dyeing, we were also taught batik. This is where hot wax is used to resist the dye. Although I had done this before it has been quite a while so it was good to revisit it again.
Here is my dye work pinned up in my studio space:
|Tying up some material ready for dyeing|
|A few of my samples in the bin dyeing|
|Some of my work dyed in various ways, depending on how it was tied up. The 3rd and 4th one at the top from the left are both batik.|
|More examples. The 2nd one down on the left is batik.|
|The three pieces on the left going downwards are all batik pieces.|
|This was created on a machine, in which you tie it on then submerge the whole pole it was tied on. This machine is quite good for doing large pieces of material.|