Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Mod, Traditional, Retro / Vintage
100% white cotton, Beeswax, Parafin, Procion Dye, Fabric, Wax tools
What was your inspiration?
I have been interested in dying fabric but have never given it a serious try. Malka Dubrawsky's fabrics are so vibrant and kind of funky that I knew I had to take her class.
What are you most proud of?
The Procion Dyes are awesome. The colors are very rich.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It's great to have a space to work in where you're not worried about making a mess. It really wasn't too bad, but it's nice not worrying whether I've gotten wax or dye on something I shouldn't.
Getting the wax out was more challenging because I did it in the kitchen. I found it easier getting the wax out by running water over the fabric as I rubbed it out. (This is following the hot water bath of course.) Since I didn't want wax down the drain that was a little challenging. I had a mesh strainer available to catch the wax.