Margot Myers' Profile
Batik is a resist surface design technique. Hot wax is applied to the fabric, which penetrates the fibers and blocks the colored dye from the front and the back. My fabrics are printed with special copper batik stamps.
All of the batiks in my shop are hand printed, painted or drawn, dyed, boiled, laundered and pressed by me. My dyes are created in small batch dyes, from rainwater I collect from my shop roof. I use more time in the dyeing and soaking, so that I can reduce the amount of dye powders, salts and ash necessary to create vibrant colors. I boil my fabrics to remove the wax, so that your fabric has a soft hand and is fairly absorbent right from the beginning, but also because this allows me to reuse my wax for many years. The long process a fabric must go through in this technique means that custom orders, even of very small pieces, can take weeks to complete…
- Born on August 4
- Joined August 23, 2006