Re: [teacherartexchange] Batik Question
thickener can be purchased fron dharma trading or in some larger craft stores. It is not expensive.
dharma trading has an excellent web site and has lots of information on different resist processes.
for some dyes urea is used to set the dye.
be sure to follow the proportions and mixing directions.(also on the web site) Happy batiking. deb from wintery kent ohio
--- On Thu 02/09, Woody Duncan < firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote:
From: Woody Duncan [mailto: email@example.com]
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:09:51 -0700
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Batik Question
<br>> Wendy wrote:<br>> <br>>> I am doing a modified batik lesson with my 5th<br>>> graders. This week we are laying down the resist over<br>>> our line drawings. I have plenty of dyes, however, in<br>>> my research, I have learned that in order to paint<br>>> them on the fabric, they should be thicker so they<br>>> don?t leak into unwanted areas. My question is-do you<br>>> know of any (preferably inexpensive) way to thicken<br>>> the dye without stiffening the fabric? <br><br>Making the colors permanant (not fugative) is also a<br>concern. I learned in my recent docent training on<br>the history of weaving in New Mexico a unique way to<br>fix pigments. Early Spanish weavers used "young male<br>urine" to fix the natural dye colors. I hope they<br>didn't do this process at the height of the summer.<br>Another reason to be glad we live in modern times.<br>Reinactors should hold their noses.<br> Woody<br>-- <br> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque<br>
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