Monday, December 07, 2009

alphabet

I have not been very creative lately, but fortunately there is still the alphabet :-). Today's picture is the W and for this I decided to use wax. Soy wax to be precisely, as I like this more than traditional wax. To create the design I used a small tray in which chocolate biscuits had been packed. Isn't that a great excuse to buy/eat chocolate? I applied the wax with a brush to the tray and placed this on top of the fabric. By repeating it - sometimes rewaxed, sometimes not - I filled the whole piece of fabric. Added dye - mixed with soda ash - with a foam brush, let it batch, washed and ironed. The washing I did in a bucket so that I could avoid that the wax went down the drain. Next step was to cut out the shape of the W and stitch this to the black fabric. Size is 4"x6" (10 x 15 cm).

1 comment:

mia de vos said...

hoi wil ik dacht al, ben je een beetje druk.
leuke techniek die W