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Picture of Batik Printing a Wall Hanging

Batik printing is traditionally made using wax-resisting dyeing technique. The wall hanging you see here is Batik printed. Though the design seems very intricate, it is very simple and does not require any specialization or any special tools and equipment.

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to Batik print the design shown here on a muslin cloth.
 
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Step 2: Transfer the Design


Here, I have drawn the Batik design in a plain paper and transferred it to the cloth using a carbon paper. You can also directly draw on the cloth using pencil, charcoal or any other drawing material.

Step 3: Waxing the Outlines


Melt wax in a double boiler to the temperature between 75 to 80 0C. Mount the fabric on a frame. Wax in all the outlines on the fabric.

A tool known as tjantling is used by professional workers for this, but, here I have used a coconut leaf stick to wax in all the outlines

Step 5: Waxing in Areas which are to Remain Yellow


Mount the yellow dyed fabric on a frame and use a brush to wax in areas (flower petals) which are to remain yellow.

Step 7: Waxing in Areas which are to Remain Orange


Now we need to wax-in for the final dyeing.

Mount the fabric in the frame and brush in melted wax in areas which are to remain orange.
satoko681 month ago
Really gorgeous. My husband is from a country where batik is a traditional art form. I lived there for a decade & had the opportunity to watch the women - it's usually women you see doing this there - making very intricate batik designs. It's amazing how fine & detailed they are able to draw their designs with hot wax & the traditional tool. Unfortunately, more & more so-called 'batik' textiles are made by machine now, no freehanding with wax involved. I'm going to ask a family member to send me one of the traditional tools so I can try this at home. Thanks so much for this instructable :-)
antoniraj (author)  satoko681 month ago
thank you very much satoko68... I hope you will get those tools soon and try your hands on this
How is it "faux" batik? What is missing from the authentic process?
nevermind. was the title for the instructable above (as visible on mobile app)
wow! Is really pretty! I should try one day.
antoniraj (author)  marcellahella1 year ago
thank you...
daweng1 year ago
beautiful.. belajar membatik yaa...
antoniraj (author)  daweng1 year ago
thank you...
Excellent instructable of a beautiful artform..!!
antoniraj (author)  crochetronix1 year ago
thank you...
Great instructable, very readable and clear. I own a few batik printings myself (some bought some presents from my parents) and love this art form beacause of the not so straight lines.
I think i'll lend my fathers tjantling some day and have a go at it myself when i have finnished other lay-around-projects...
The instructable would be even grander if you could perphaps include a bill of material uh list of parts and materials needed for this lovely project.
antoniraj (author)  Rich_Limburger1 year ago
Thank you very much...

I will add a step including materials and tools I have used.
Beautiful!
antoniraj (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
thank you...