Sunday, April 23, 2017

Soy Wax Over-Dye......Fabric Reveal


Here are the results of our

Soy Wax  Batik

Play Day last week...



These started out as light colored hand dyes:


This was a light gradient from blue to yellow

stamped with circle sponges

then over dyed dark green.






This is a lavender flour sack towel,

stamped with a hand cut sponge,

over dyed dark purple.






This was a piece I was using for

 a demo in classes.

It has all sorts of soy wax stamping on it.

It started out light peach colored,

then over dyed dark maroon.









I am not certain of the original color,

stamped with a pool noodle,

over dyed dark green.






Not sure who did this one,

very cool.... I like it.






This started out white,

stamped with leaf shaped sponge and circles,

over dyed dark green.






This started out very light blue,

stamped with plastic plumbing pipe,

over dyed dark maroon.








Stared out white,

stamped with circles and squares,

over dyed dark green.






This started out as a yellow hand dye,

stamped with a hand cut oval sponge,

over dyed black.



This is the only piece to survive 

the black dye bath.

All of the other pieces came out nearly all black 

without any resist?






I think this was waxed with a 

natural bristle brush?






White Fabric stamped with pool noodle,

over dyed dark green.








Lavender hand dye,

stamped with wire circles and plumber pipe,

over dyed dark purple.






stamped with potato masher and pool noodles,

over dyed dark purple.






Gradient hand dye yellow to blue,

stamped with sponges, pool noodles 

and plumber pipe,

over dyed dark green.









Light blue hand dye,

stamped with circles,

over dyed dark blue.






Stamped with sponges and circles,

over dyed dark purple.








Light blue hand dye,

stamped with glass bowl and circles,

over dyed dark green.






Light blue hand dye,

stamped with hand cut oval sponge,

over dyed dark blue.






This one has some previous soy wax 

that was over painted,

then soy waxed again,

then over dyed dark green.






Not sure what color this started out,

soy wax stamped with metal circles 

and pool noodles,

over dyed dark green.


We had a FUN day playing with 

hot soy wax and hand dyed fabrics 

that needed more surface design treatments.









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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi

Friday, April 21, 2017

Soy Wax.....Over Dye



The Art Sisters are @ the Quilt Palace



We have gathered up our favorite 

soy wax tools







Tools of the Trade








The Soy Wax is heating up...













We are stamping hot soy wax on

light hand dyed fabrics




 We are using big under-the-bed boxes

for the dye baths:


5 Dark Dye Baths:

Black, Blue, Purple, Green, Red







MX Fiber Reactive Dye Concentrates



Below are examples of light handyes

that I stamped with hot soy wax

then over-dyed darker:










Close Up View of wax cracking texture:





This is what we are aiming for today!





We are all set up....let the games begin!



The Art Sisters are flinging the hot soy wax!






































Waxed Fabrics in Dye Baths:















We will do a Show 'n Tell after the fabrics

have been processed...


More To Come!


Enjoy the Video Below of our 

Soy Wax Day


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LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oranges and Felted Bowls...



The Art Sisters are creating

Felted Bowls...



We are employing a wet felting technique...






Tools of the Trade:

Wool Batting, Oranges, Eucalan Soap







Separating the layers of the Wool Batting...







Wrapping the wool batting 

around a wet orange...













Placing the wool wrapped orange in panty hose...







Into a ziploc bag with soapy water it goes!

Now we roll it around for 10 minutes...






Time to remove the panty hose...







Back in the ziploc for more rolling and felting...







Cut the opening....stretch it open, large enough

to get the orange out!




Here comes the Show 'n Tell:

































Does it look like FUN?

You bet it is!



Gather your Art Sisters together and

give this a try!


Here is a video of our Felted Bowl experience:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi