Online Class

Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist


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

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, malka dubrawsky
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Dye your own custom fabric with organic and geometric patterns. Malka Dubrawsky teaches the ancient art of batik, working with wax resists and creating patterns with tools as diverse as traditional tjaps (stamps), cardboard and even carrots! You'll also learn overdying and discharging techniques that make complex-looking patterns easy to achieve. This class is perfect for anyone interested in dyeing fabric. Beginners, as well as quilters and sewers who want to create unique fabrics, will be able to use these techniques on ready-made clothing or bolts of fabric. Add some fun to your fabric stash today by enrolling in Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Fabric designer Malka Dubrawsky begins by explaining batik and other wax-resist methods.
2. Creating Pattern
3. Space & Dyes
4. Wax Printing Basics
5. Printing with Food
6. Batik & Found Objects
7. Taking Color Out
8. Finishing Your Fabric
9. Adding & Subtracting
10. Using Dyed Fabrics

Additional Supplies Needed

  • MX Procion Dyes
  • An electric skillet
  • 3-4 yards of undyed pima cotton fabric

Taught by

malka dubrawsky
malka dubrawsky
A designer of two fabric lines for Moda, Malka is the author of Color Your Cloth: A Quilter's Guide to Dyeing and Patterning Fabric and Fresh Quilting: Fearless, Color, Design, and Inspiration.
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