I had a great time teaching in Newark last weekend. The class focused on combining soy wax and MX dyes. It's a tough class to take on the road, but I had lots of help there with the prep and set-up. The class was held at the Newark Museum. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to see anything there but the classroom!
Participants experimented with three techniques, soy wax dye crayons, hot wax combined with dye and soy wax dye paste.
|Judith brushes hot wax and dye through a lace doily|
|Created by brushing hot wax through plastic rug gripper and hardware cloth|
|Mary Ann adds background color with thickened dye|
|Layered soy wax crayon rubbings and thickened dye|
|All the "lovelies" hanging on the clothesline|
|Hot wax and dye stamped on, then immersed|
|Randy and Judy prepare the fabric for steaming|
|Hot wax and dye with a freezer paper mask|