Batik Process

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Guided to the LightThis batik, "Guided to the Light" has had all white and light blue areas waxed and dyed and is now ready to be dyed dark blue.


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Guided to the LightIt has been dyed dark blue and all wax has been removed by immersing in boiling water and rubbing off the wax in cool water.


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Guided to the LightAll areas to remain blue or white were waxed and it was dyed in yellow and orange dyebaths, changing the blues to greens.


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Guided to the LightThe last colours, pink and red, were dyed, changing the blues to mauves and purples.


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Guided to the LightThe finished batik was stretched onto a light-box (a neon bulb attached to a central panel on the bottom inside of the box). When plugged in the batik comes alive like stain glass