Jul 27, 2010

Batik and Dye party!

This is the time of the summer when I start to run out of fabric.  As a teacher I have my summers off, so I  choose to spend my summer creating tons of new work for all of my shows in the fall.  
For the first time ever I was brave enough to do batik on my own in my studio.  I loved it! 
I just need to get a Tjanting tool now.  

I also did some more basic dying.   Which didn't go as well as I would have liked.  I have all of my dye books and journals in storage, which I didn't think would be a problem. I dye fabric all the time on a need basis, so I figured I would just be able to remember what I was doing.  I though I would try to do a fabric parfait which is harder to do then I remembered.  Basically I didn't do something right because I ended up with 5 pieces of orangey-red fabric, non of which is particularly cool.   O well they will be a great base for BATIK!


  1. Looks like my basement right now. Great fun, eh? Lovely work.

  2. What fun though! Thanks for posting pics.

  3. Hi Liz,
    Welcome to the batik world!.I have surfed your website and I think it's COOL!.