Saturday, 16 July 2011

Batik Day

We decided pretty early that the rain and cold was enough to keep us away from the Lambeth Country Show. So we took it easy ...

... Charlie went to the cinema and I tried some paper batik.

Having done a 1 day batik course a few years ago I had always intended to try it again, and so the rainy day gave me a good opportunity. So satisfying to see the ink resist the paper where the wax was. Though my amateur attempt meant getting through a few tealights, when it occurs to me now that a bigger candle would have worked better.

The pics here show the paper with wax still on, should be even better once it is all ironed off. Yay!

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