Batik Process

Batik Process

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  • Step 1: Melt your wax ready for Batik in an electric wax pot or double boiler.
  • Do not heat the wax above 240 Degrees Celsius because it may set on fire
  • Take care not to hurt yourself 
  • Step 2: Stretch the fabric over an embroidery hoop and make sure it has a bit of tension
  • Step 3: Begin to apply your melted wax onto your stretched piece of fabric
  • Take care when applying wax as you could burn yourself
  • Step 4: Regulate your wax temperature
  • Take care when controlling the temperature
  • Step 5: The next step is to put ink onto the gaps where the wax isn't 
  • Make sure not to get ink on your clothes
  • Step 6: If you want, you can add another layer of wax and colour to the rest
  • Be careful not to spill hot wax or ink everywhere
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