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DEMO! Flour Paste Batik

DEMO! Flour Paste Batik
Batik is a resist method of fabric dyeing that uses wax . . . I did a lot of traditional batik back in the early 90's. It's a lot of fun, and you can get some incredible effects. Since I'm only doing small batches now, and doing it primarily for use in fiber art (not clothing) I've been looking for an easier, dry-cleaning free method of getting the same effects. Materials: 1/2 cup flour, + a few extra tablespoons 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons alum (helps keep nasty smelly bits from growing) mixer fabric stretcher bars tacks fine tip squeeze bottle or icing tips fabric paint* I originally said "dye," but you really want to use diluted paint paint brush spray bottle iron parchment paper or press cloth 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. I covered the whole surface with this swirly pattern. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. It takes a while, but it's kind of relaxing . . . 16. 17. Here's how the fabric looks after one coat of paste and dye . . . And here it is after two coats!

Free printable mandala coloring pages Peyote Stitch Beading: A Tutorial for Getting Started You may be familiar with bead weaving – either you’ve given it a go yourself, or you’ve seen other people’s work. Bead-woven work can be to be terribly daunting; it appears intricate and complex, and it certainly can be time-consuming! However, please don’t let first impressions put you off having a go. Yes, bead weaving takes time and patience, but it is very much worth the effort! A good place to start is with peyote stitch beadwork. There are many variations – even-count, odd-count, circular, tubular, and 1-, 2- and 3-drop variations of each of these. Example of a peyote stitch ring – peyote stitch in the round, increasing and decreasing, even-count peyote band. First of all, you need to gather your materials. Beads first! Seed beads are available in many different sizes and colors, and for a stitch like peyote, you want beads that are fairly even in shape and size. Needles Needles, like seed beads, decrease in size as they increase numerically. Thread Other tools Step 1: Step 2: Step 3:

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