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with Malka Dubrawsky
Online Class

Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist

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Dye your own custom fabric with organic and geometric patterns. Malka Dubrawsky teaches the ancient art of batik, working with wax resists and creating patterns with tools as diverse as traditional tjaps (stamps), cardboard and even carrots! You'll also learn overdying and discharging techniques that make complex-looking patterns easy to achieve. This class is perfect for anyone interested in dyeing fabric. Beginners, as well as quilters and sewers who want to create unique fabrics, will be able to use these techniques on ready-made clothing or bolts of fabric. Add some fun to your fabric stash today by enrolling in Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist!


  • intermediate
  • 10 episodes
  • 2h21m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Fabric designer Malka Dubrawsky begins by explaining batik and other wax-resist methods.

2. Creating Pattern

2. Creating Pattern

Here are some things you need to know before you start: materials, patterns and where to find inspiration for your fabric designs.

3. Space & Dyes

3. Space & Dyes

Set up your workspace and gather your materials: hot wax, cold-water dyes, fabrics and tools.

Recommended with this class

  • MX Procion Dyes
  • An electric skillet
  • 3-4 yards of undyed pima cotton fabric
  • 1 pound (500 grams) each paraffin wax and beeswax
  • Soda ash and salt
  • Respirator or dust mask, apron and gloves
  • Calibrated bucket