Batik With Soy Wax and Textile Paints


  • Fletcher Farm School For Arts and Crafts Ludlow, VT USA

If you’ve always wanted to try batik but were afraid and overwhelmed, this is the class for you. Soy wax, which was originally developed to make candles, makes the job of batiking much easier. There are no unhealthy fumes to worry about exhausting. The melting point of soy wax is much cooler than traditional batik wax, so the risk of fire is very small. Also, soy wax is water-soluble! So removing the wax from your cloth is as easy as ironing and washing it out in your own sink or washing machine. And because we won’t be using dyes there will not be a need to steam or batch. The paint will heat set when you are ironing out the wax. What’s not to love?