Handmade Batik Textiles With A Vinyl Stencil

  1. 4 days ago

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    -image-Batik is an ancient method of dying fabric using a wax resist.
    Using a vinyl stencil to facilitate your design is a quick and easy way to facilitate the process. The wax may be applied using several different techniques, but I found an electric batik pen to be the most effective when working with vinyl. You could also modify this process using a brush.

    What you'll need:

    1. Vinyl Cutter
    2. seragam batik Fabric (natural fibers work best, I suggest cotton or linen, silk is also beautiful)
    3. Fabric Dye (I used Dye-Na-Flow by Jacquard)
    4. Batik Pen OR Wax Pot and Brush
    5. Bees Wax -You can buy a special Batik Wax, which is softer and flows easily. Normal bees wax will work fine.
    6. Clothes Iron & some scrap paper

    -image-This method is only recommended for small batik seragam scale production.
    Batik is a fairly labor-intensive process, if you are interested in producing larger quantities of fabric, I suggest screen printing instead.

 

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