Batik - The Tools

The tools of Batik... While my batik is still soaking in the red dye, I thought I would post a picture of the supplies I use when batiking:

I heat the wax in an old pan and an old electric frying pan. I've used the same brushes for years, they look gnarly, but once they heat up and the old wax melts, they work just fine! I like to use a blend of paraffin and beeswax. I have some tjanting needle tools, but I don't think they are as precise as using a brush. I always cover an old canvas board with paper and put my fabric over that, while applying the wax. It is easier for me to hold while I'm working!