You will find a lot of kinds of arts and craft projects to try. Here you can study to create wonderful batik products inside a couple of simple steps.
Equipment for that dyeing process
Bucket, hot water, salt, Soda Ash, dye powder
Technique of immersion dying
Fill bucket with water (hot enough to dissolve salt and soda ash) add 1 level teaspoon soda ash and 2 level teaspoons salt per liter of water. Dissolve dye powder individually inside a glass jelly jar. When fully dissolved increase bucket. Once the water is lukewarm, immerse the batik in to the bucket and it moving lightly for roughly ten minutes. Leave the batik within the bucket for any further half an hour moving it from time to time. Rinse batik gently and then leave to dry overnight (minimum time) to be able to fix the dye.
Equipment for that application of wax
Tjanting, brushes, wax burners, wax, whitened cotton fabric
Technique of application of wax
Heat a mixture of 2/3 paraffin and 1/3 beeswax within an approved wax burners towards the correct temperature (specified in your burners) fill the tjanting and lightly wipe the bowl (to avoid drainage) apply the wax for your cloth within the design of your liking. Brushes could also be used at this time.
Bandana (immersion dyed once)
1. Application of hot wax onto whitened cotton by brush and tjanting
2. Immerse in cold water dye
3. Dry overnight
4. Elimination of wax by boiling
This can be a single color piece for that novice at batik. If you have mastered this starting point you are able to move onto further projects using more colors and intricate work. These fabric pieces may be used in most types of ways from decorating craft boxes to wall hangings as well as clothing.
Don’t forget to check Soda Ash MSDS and specifications for safety.
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