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...


9 comments:

  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.

    xo

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  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?

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

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

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  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...

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  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...

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

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