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Re: batik and tea bags

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Jarsawyer_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 06:15:21 PDT


Hi Holly! the article isn't really that great except for the brief mention
of sarasa and adire eleko and the recipe. It's not really worth looking up.
I would spend more time looking up examples of actual sarasa and adire eleko,
I think, although I never did. I made sure each kid (24) had a squeeze
bottle of paste, which meant that I had to make a bunch (that recipe x 30
maybe) up front but it lasted for all the classes. It's just easier if the
kids don't have to wait. The dye you can set up in plastic containers just
like paint and it's easy to share.

This also meant that I had to purchase the squeeze bottles which was a little
extra, but worth it -- also 24 aluminum cookie sheets -- worth it in time
saved and an easy clean-up. I got the squeeze bottles near the procion dyes
in the art supply store. Both are meant for tie dye, but work great for this
process! Have fun! Oh, the paste lasted til the end of the year -- it saves
well. But then all those squeeze bottles need to be cleaned out because I'm
sure it will go moldy.

Julie