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Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist taught by Malka Dubrawsky

In Fabric Patterning With Wax Resist, Malka Dubrawsky teaches the ancient art of batik with a modern spin.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? Pima cotton, Dharma dye #75 - Safari Gray, potato masher

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try to get a potato masher that is level on the bottom! Although I really don't mind the missing parts - makes it interesting. I obviously need to learn how to control the drips better! lol The wider lines are where I tried wiggling the masher into the fabric - not a great idea Besides when it's cut up in quilt pieces the wider lines and drips won't be as noticeable. The wax wasn't too difficult to remove (at least on this fat quarter) I will definitely be doing more of this. My electric wok worked just fine to melt the wax but a electric fry pan would probably be better because of the flat bottom.

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Way cool!

10/12/2012 Flag

Thanks, linynp! lots of possibilities with this technique - more experimenting to come

10/12/2012 Flag

I would say, that we are all in agreement ... TERRIFIC. I really like the color & your pattern. I am with Pam NZ. I like the random pattern of the dots & I really like the dots. Your pattern is tip top. Thanks for sharing.

10/12/2012 Flag

Thanks for the nice words! I kept saying "Ooops" and other things as I dripped wax in places I hadn't intended. I think I'll try a Jackson Pollack version - drips, sprays & splashes.

10/13/2012 Flag

Hey, that's a great idea, but remember to let us see, all of your wonderful creations.

10/13/2012 Flag

Love it!!

11/27/2012 Flag

Thanks, Joy! I need to try this again - still have a wok full of solid wax in the garage!

11/27/2012 Flag

Love this!!

02/17/2013 Flag