Thanks to the lovely people at Search Press for sending me a copy of this book for review. I have not been paid for this review and my opinions are my own.
"Rosi Robinson shows how to create beautiful batik designs and pictures, teaching all the techniques required through 9 gorgeous projects. From making simple marks and drawing with wax to dipping and painting with dyes, etching cracking, discharging and more, this book contains all you need to create beautiful batik."
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This is a surprisingly chunky-feeling softback book, at 96 pages, made of solid glossy paper. Lots of colour illustrations.
This book covers the use of Procion MX cold water fibre-reactive dyes, but the techniques could be applied to other dyes also.
This book covers the "silk painting" style of Batik, and also has a section on using "solid wax" like wax crayons to produce designs on the paper or fabric. There's a bit on covering the entire piece of fabric with wax and then scratching off your design! There's also a section on using the brush, and a section on stamping, which is great as you can see several examples of the applications of each technique.
I thought that this book was well set out, and the use of "wax as outliner" to make silk painting style pieces would appeal to those who may have trouble squeezing an outliner bottle.
This book has definitely earned a permanent place in my library, and I look forward to trying some of the techniques to create my own projects.
Experienced silk painter, glass fuser, teacher, enthusiastic and inspirational.