Other explorations: Batik

Batik can be described as a general technique that utilises wax-resist and dyeing of fabric to achieve a decorative effect.

Materials required:

  • Wax
  • Portable stove
  • Brush (two)
  • Cotton fabric
  • Fabric paint


  • Melt wax and brush unto cloth
  • Crumple the cloth if the cracked effect is desired
  • Apply fabric paint
  • Air dry
  • Iron off the wax in between sheets of newspaper
Preparation of wax and cloth
Application of fabric paint
Ironed batik pieces

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