Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sunday Soiree

I spent my Sunday afternoon at Decatur, Georgia's Intown Quilters (I am having the very same problem with Blogger tonight that I experienced last night: the links don't work, so here is the link for Intown Quilters: )with a most incredible group of gals who wanted to learn about Soy Wax Batik. We had a great time, and they turned out some wonderful pieces. From left, you can see Tina working on her silk sarong, Miranda batiking on a fat quarter of PFD cotton, and Dotty also waxing a silk sarong:

I have had great success using the wooden tjaps sold by
Dharma (same problem, and the link is: and I think after trying both the wooden and the traditional copper tjaps that my students would agree that the soy wax works best with the wood.

Here's Dotty, after waxing and applying dye to her silk sarong:

It's bagged up and ready to go home and sit overnight, and then be washed and ironed.

Tina is trying out one of the tjantings:

I tried to coax a smile out of her in that first picture, and then here it is:

I had hoped to get another picture of Miranda and her wonderful fat quarters, but she closed up shop before I got to her.

It was a wonderful afternoon and, as always, I learned as much from these gals as they did from me! Thanks, ladies.



Gerrie said...

I think the wooden tjaps work best, too! You were having as much fun as I was.

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