*Beeswax (removed in final stage)
*Small batch dyes (procion fiber-reactive)
*Natural fabrics (cotton, bamboo, silk, linen, hemp)
*Ancient Tjanting Tool
>To view batik process, click below<
In this 21st century of artificiality, I believe humans will seek out the authentic more than ever.
The millennia-old process of batik painting is one way in which I participate in maintaining a connection to source materials and tools. A 12th century Javanese tjanting, made of copper and wood, drips out beeswax, one drop at a time onto the natural fabrics. I hand mix all my dyes in small batches; every drop is used.
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