Batik and Tie Dye Techniques

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1992 - Crafts & Hobbies - 145 pages
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In this comprehensive, generously illustrated handbook, textile artist and teacher Nancy Belfer leads readers step by step through the technique required to successfully create imaginative and beautiful batiks and tie-dyed textiles. Even beginners, following the instructions in this thorough, thoughtful guidebook, can create colorful and exciting textiles that will add distinctive touches to clothing, home furnishings, and more.
The author first reviews the early uses of dyes and the application of resist dye processes to textiles, then explores the history and tradition of batik, emphasizing the traditional Javanese batik method. She then covers every facet of the process of designing and making batiks, from selecting proper equipment and supplies, setting up a studio and making preliminary drawings and sketches to preparing the wax, applying the wax to cloth, applying dyes, and setting color.
Ms. Belfer follows a similar format in reviewing the history and traditions of tie dye and the art of designing with tie resist techniques, clearly demonstrating each stage of the process, including tritik, clamping, and discharge methods. Over 100 photographs and 28 diagrams make it easy to follow the various procedures. A helpful list of materials and equipment suppliers rounds out this excellent guide.

 

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Contents

Early Uses of Dyes
1
The ResistDye Processes in Textiles
5
History and Tradition in Batik
9
SUMMARY OF TRADITIONAL JAVANESE BATIK METHOD
18
Contemporary Design in Batik
23
PRELIMINARY DRAWING AND SKETCHING
26
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
29
How to Make Your Own Batik
36
Tie Dye History and Tradition
88
Designing in TieResist Techniques
93
How to Make Your Own Tie Dye
97
MAKING SAMPLES
98
THE CLOTH
99
DYE APPLICATIONS IN TIERESIST TECHNIQUES
101
RANDOM EFFECTS
107
METHODS OF FOLDING
111

STRETCHING THE FABRIC
37
THE WAX
38
APPLYING THE WAX TO THE CLOTH
42
CRACKLE AND SPECIAL EFFECTS
47
REMOVING THE WAX
48
USING SYNTHETIC DYES
51
DYE APPLICATIONS FOR BATIK
57
APPLYING THE DYES
66
SETTING THE COLOR
73
Variations on the Batik Process
78
METHODS OF FOLDING SQUARE SECTIONS OF CLOTH
115
TRITIK
121
CLAMPING METHODS
124
DISCHARGE DYEING
129
Glossary
135
Directory of Suppliers
139
Bibliography
142
Index
146
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