30 March 2014

Batik play date with Judith

I have been pretty sick these last two weeks but I've had a (pleasantly) surprising upturn. So what does that mean? Call Judith.

Yes, we had a ball yesterday and this is what we did.

 First off while I was waiting for her, I made these stamps. One is from clothesline and the other from tile spacers. You'll probably see these in action soon.

This is the green fabric with the wax on. I used basic blue dye.

This is a turquoise piece with the wax on. I used grape dye.

Wax and dye - my favorites

Does this look like an exotic tropical animal?

Green dyed blue

 Turquoise dyed grape.

 Orange red dyed fuchsia 

This last piece was a really ugly tray dye. I used two of my favorite batiking tools, my square sponge and my famous potato masher. Oh, I see the bong bong too That is the coiled wire egg beater that looks like a spiral.
This one was very difficult to figure out what color to dye with so I tried for an olive/brown. I LOVE it.

We had great Thai carry-out for lunch and walked along the beach at low tide collecting rocks, shells and sea glass, just before she had to leave.  The end of a perfect day!!

And last but not least, Judith forgot her scissors so I am holding them hostage til she returns...


  1. So glad you're feeling up to a play date! And you've had some great results. Your fabric stash must be amazing.:)

    Thinking of you always.


  2. Just realized I left my comment in the wrong place! I love this fabric and can't wait to see the new spacer stamp in action. Did you immersion dye, then wax (soy wax), then overdye?

  3. Love the results. Hope you feel better now?

  4. A dye friend is really a good medicine! Beautiful fabrics. I hope you feel better now.

  5. Oh, how beautiful! And I am so glad you are feeling better! What a great way to celebrate, dyeing, making stamps and a good friend to play with! Thanks for sharing your day...

  6. How beautiful! And I'm so glad you are feeling better! Great way to celebrate - playing in the dye pots with a good friend! Thanks for sharing your day...

  7. Beautiful results. Playing is always good for your health ;-)


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