InstructionsBefore starting the design, start heating bees wax.
1. Place the cloth onto the wooden loom using staples to secure around the back edges.
2. Tape design to trace under the cloth and start tracing using a pencil.
3. Once design is complete, remove design that was being traced.
4. Use a batik tool to carefully pour a small stream of hot wax onto the pencil lines. Make sure ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Casual, Ethnic
14 x 14 cotton cloth - white, 12 x 12 square wooden loom, stapler, pencil, design to trace (11 x 11), tape, bee's wax, hotplate, saucepan , metal container with pourer for heating, beeswax, water colors, blow dryer, staple remover.
What was your inspiration?
My family. Since these batiks were gifts for family members, I always tried to think of what they would like - everything from design to colors.
What are you most proud of?
I was living in Malaysia and I loved the Craft Complex near my home. I would take my family there any chance I got. We could spend hours. We would always make the most amazing batik gifts that we gave to the rest of our family.
I am most proud of the fact that every visitor we had during our 3 year posting there had a chance to try this local Malaysian craft. Everyone surprisingly enjoyed the craft project and they all turned out fantastic!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
We were lucky enough to be able to go to craft center where they helped us with the hot wax. The wax is hot and needs to be applied to the cloth by an adult.