Friday, November 16, 2018

Soy Wax.....Class

has gathered together to create

Soy Wax Batik on Fabric

Soy Wax Batik Fabric......Class Samples

Soy Wax

Found Objects.....for stamping wax on fabric

Potato Mashers.....always a favorite!

Love that PVC pipe for stamping wax!

After a quick demo....

the students are hot waxing

We are waxing over commercial fabrics...

light colors

After the fabrics are all waxed...

we move onto painting over the wax

We mix:  1 part paint to 2 or 3 parts water

The waxed fabric is sprayed with water

to wet it down a bit before painting...

 Painting over the waxed fabric with

diluted Setacolor paint...

The waxed areas resist the paint...

This white on white commercial fabric

created its very own interesting resist...

Look closely at the crackle resist.....FUN!

By the end of class,

the room was covered in 

waxed and painted fabrics!

After the fabric has completely dried,

it will be placed between paper and ironed

to set the paint.

Then, washed in a HOT washing machine 

and dried.

 Many thanks to all of my classroom helpers...

You are the best!

Enjoy the Video:

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Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.
No experience is necessary to participate.
All supplies are provided for the students.
Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible!


  1. What fun! Thanks again for more inspiration.

  2. What a blast everyone seemed to be having!!! Making beautiful fabrics and that crackle produced with the white on white fabric was awesome!!! What are you planning on making with the fabric created??

  3. Yes, the students were giddy with excitement and truly enjoyed playing with the hot wax. I plan to use my hot wax fabrics for abstract quilts and also zipper bags.

    LuAnn Kessi

  4. I just shared a link to this post with a friend who does something similar with seniors. She is a quilter, retired RN and lives in Florida...see how much influence you have with your Permission to Play group!!!