Serendipity Quilt Shop 31821 Cannon St Dagsboro, DE 19939 (302) 732-6304
Batik fabrics are made using a type of resist printing process in which wax is applied to the fabric in specific areas. Traditional batiks are made by drawing dots and lines with a spouted tool called a tjanting or using a copper stamp called a cap. Paint brushes are now utilized in some modern batiks. Once the design is drawn on in wax, the fabric is dyed. The wax prevents the dye from reaching the fibers. The process can be repeated multiple times for more intricate designs. The wax is then removed with boiling water.