Batik is a traditional technique that uses Resist to prevent dye from reaching the fabric. You can use this method to create detailed patterns on textiles, wood and unglazed ceramics. With specially formulated Inkodye you get to use the power of the sun to develop the full vibrance of your colors and make them permanent, no other steaming or fixing is required!

Step 1: What you need:

<p>about to purchase the supplies, will post pictures of the outcome.!!<br>great stuff, thank you for sharing.</p>
What a fantastic process, I would love to try it. Trouble is freight is too expensive from US to Australia and there are no stockists here. Perhaps you could find a reliable stockist here and spread this wonderful product to the sunniest continent.
We're bringing Inkodye to Australia! The first stockist will be Oxlades, you can find more information on our map of <a href="http://lumi.co/pages/retail" rel="nofollow">retail stores</a>. Feel free to suggest any shops you'd like to see us in, and we'll work to bring Inkodye there. You can also request it from your favorite stockists.
Agree! <br>
Any idea on how well does this handles wear and washing cycles? <br>It sounds very promising... it comes in a time when I had lost entirely my interest in illustration over textiles.
Inkodye is the most permanent type of dye you can buy. It is a true &quot;vat dye&quot; similar in composition to those used for military and service uniforms. You prints can be repeatedly machine washed.
What type of fabric did you use? <br>
This guide was done using lightweight raw silk.
I am curious what fabric you used and if you can recommend where to get it. Any recommendations on where to buy InkoDye and the application bottles? So nice to see this post. Thanks so much for sharing! Great photos, too.
You can find Inkodye <a href="http://lumi.co/collections/supplies" rel="nofollow">on our website</a>, and <a href="http://lumi.com/pages/retail" rel="nofollow">in retail stores</a>. We bought the application bottle from <a href="http://dharmatrading.com" rel="nofollow">Dharma Trading</a>, they&nbsp;also sell Inkodye.
I read about InkoDye in Mollie Makes and thought it would be fun for me, and our workshops. Are there any limitations on fabrics? Would this work with , for e.g, linen and heavier fabrics? <br>
Yes it does work on most natural fabrics even heavier ones, e.g. cotton, linen, rayon, silk, jute, hemp, burlap, etc. However Inkodye does not bind to synthetics (e.g. polyester or nylon).
silly me, for once i thought I can make one of these.... O.o
Great 'ible! <br>I love batik, i didn't know they have modernize it like this.. i only knew the traditional way which is a pain.. <br> <br>Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful work!!! I love this!!!
You guys (meaning guys and gals) are just too talented. Makes me feel quite inferior sometimes. Just when I've done something clever, I see just how much more there is to learn. I wish I had a 'we' to collaborate with. Love the scarf.
Who is &quot;we,&quot; how many people were wearing this scarf?
Hi there! Hahaa. We (meaning out little team here at Lumi) tend to do projects together hence the language! :)
very good!
This is fantastic! Definitely want to give it a go!

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