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This is a batik piece I made on silk.

I've been learning this technique in the Textile Dyeing workshop at school. I'd like to show a quick photo sequence of the process as I learned it:

1. Preparing the wax by melting it together with paraffin and filtering. Once it starts to solidify, we slice it into small dices.

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2. Melting the wax in a canting and drawing with it on the fabric, stretched on a wooden frame, in order to isolate the areas we don't want to be dyed.

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3. Dyeing the fabric.

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4. After repeating the process of painting with wax and dyeing, the fabric is ironed between newspaper to absorb the wax.

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