Last weekend I did a two day workshop with Carol Soderlund. She taught us how to use soy wax and procion dyes to create batik. It was fun and I learned so much. Back in the 70's (aka hippie era) I used the traditional beeswax/paraffin method and natural dyes, which were beautiful but very labor intensive, toxic and messy! Carol's way is so much easier and safer. It lends itself to small or large pieces of work. I need much more practice and time to play. I have some dye and I did find a $20 electric fry pan to melt wax in! Tomorrow I buy the wax and I am ready to roll! Below is a sample of Carol's work.
12/16/2012 04:40:35 am
Absolutely stunning work, Maureen. Your retirement will be such a joy!
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