batik with washable glue

EASY BATIK WITH WASHABLE GLUE TUTORIAL

Batik dyeing is typically done with wax, but I tried it with washable blue Elmers glue.  I made a simple geometric pattern that was pretty easy to draw. It's easy clean up and you can throw it in the washing machine.  I used a thiox indigo vat to dye this linen piece of fabric.  The linen takes the indigo very well.  I like to use a thiox vat because it doesn't need to soak for very long.  The glue gets soft when it's wet for too long and then it sticks to its self and starts to lift.  Using a dye that dyes quickly is the best way to avoid this. Thiox indigo vats are typically reliable and give a pretty consistent color.  

batik easter eggs pysanky dyed

BATIK EGGS- SET UP AND TUTORIAL

I've been making batik eggs since I was a little kid. They are so fun and delicate.  I love to come up with patterns- modern and traditional patterns on eggs.