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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Back From AQT

What a wonderful week! We had such a good time. Els Van Baarle's class was excellent and she is a delightful person. The link to her website is in my previous post. We used soy wax for batiking, which I had never done before. The soy wax works quite well in a classroom setting because there are no fumes to worry about and it is easy to handle. Since I've never used regular wax before, I had nothing to compare it with, but feel it will work well in my small studio. I'm also feeling more comfortable working with Procion dyes after this week. Els made it all very accessible for us, and I'm very pleased with the work I did. I was so caught up in what I was doing, I really didn't take many pictures. The one I've posted shows my tablemate erecting a barrier so she wouldn't splatter with the energetic dye application she needed to do. We applied the dye directly to the fabric with brushes, a technique which is also well-suited to my small space.


Rayna said...

Els first learned about soy wax from me - LOL. She is a wonderful, generous teacher and one of my favorite people. Glad you enjoyed the class. Will I see you when I am in Grand Junction in April??

Wen Redmond said...

should be fun- bought some to try- I've used batik processes for years but not soy