BATIK

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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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.

Getting Started
Batik - Instructions
Batik Ordering Guide
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Batik Inspiration
We thought it would be a neat idea to showcase the work of artists and businesses who are using Dharma products, so we've been asking customers to send in photos and info so we can share it with you.
 
We are all about helping you create. We have the materials. We have the instructions and support. We've got your back! It doesn't have to be perfect; what's important is that you made it.
Batik Tutorials

Step by step instructions and suggestions for Batik.

 

This scarf is great to make for yourself or for a gift, and it comes from your "green" studio when you use eco-friendly soy wax. This is a great first project to explore soy batik.

 
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