17. Jan, 2022

Sample with wax removed

While my play with the tjanting was pretty "rough this was the result after applying thickened lac dye and then, when dry, ironing the sample through several sheets of newspaper to remove the wax. the hand of the fabric is not affected at all and this was a fun little exercise to see how steady my hand might be. The words were just freehanded and you can see I dropped a blob of wax from refilling the tjanting on the word Joy but interesting to think about designing a more complicated design and then applying wax along the planned route. Of course several layers of was then dye can be achieved taking note that the underlying colour will effect the next colour applied