Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cheetah Batik

So, for one of my designs, I decided to make a batik of it.  Batik is a method of dying fabric using wax.  You start with your lightest colour, and whatever you want to stay that colour, you put wax over.  Then you add the next darker colour, and repeat as for as many as you colours you have.  I used silk with Jacquard Dyes.

Getting started with the first layer

 Detail of all the spots I had to wax around

 The end outcome once all the wax is washed off! 
(finial picture to come later)