Soy Wax Inspirations • Susan Purney Mark

Includes 232pp eBook!

Susan Purney Mark explores Soy Wax as a resist for batik, silk screening, Itajime and Arashi Shibori, mark making and many other imaginative ways. Includes lots of ideas on how to create print tables and charts, journals and explore soy wax in a variety of manners.



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Take your soy wax to the next level when you order Soy Wax Inspirations with Susan Purney Mark

Work along-side Susan as she produces a body of fabrics with soy wax, thickened dyes, pattern resists, shibori pole-wrapped and clamped resists, sun printing, and discharging with a soy wax resist. Explore soy wax on cotton as well as silk and other fabrics.  Works with all cold dye products including Proceon MX, Ritz, fabric paints, and other non-heated dye processes.

Easy to use, clean and 100% eco-friendly, consider adding Soy Wax to your surface design and wearable art projects.

2.5 Hours HD Video Instruction • English Language • PDF eBook + List of Materials

Here's what's included in Susan's Soy Wax Workshop:

Soy Wax for Fabric Dyeing

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Soy Wax and Proceon MX Dyes

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Making Marks with Soy Wax

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Soy Wax and Batik Tools

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We begin our Soy Wax Workshop with a complete review of both the dyes and the tools used when working with Soy Wax.  While the course features cotton fabrics, the Proceon MX fiber reactive dyes are equally suitable for use on silk, hemp and other plant-based fibers.  Susan demonstrates how to heat your wax and reviews all of the features of soy wax for fabric dyeing.  Susan completes the section with a wonderful review of how to make Dye Charts, Recipe Journals and portable print boards for working on.

Once we have reviewed the basics of working with soy wax, it’s time to have some fun and making marks with soy wax resist is the place to begin.  Scrunch, knot, clamp, stitch your fabrics and poke them through plastic grids!  Then dip, stamp or brush the soy wax on before or after applying your dyes.  Each fabric is a wonderful exploration of color and design.  Soy Wax works with batik tools as well and Susan demonstrates how to use traditional batik tools (tjantings) with soy wax in developing a color grid.

Create Soy Wax Silk Screens

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Soy Wax Resists

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Soy Wax Projects & eBook

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Soy Wax on Silk

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Now that we feel more comfortable with our fiber reactive dyes and soy wax process, let’s try a few more techniques, including creating Soy Wax Silk Screens and developing fabrics with Soy Wax.  Using our brush we develop a pattern on the silk screen.  Then we apply some thickened Procion MX dye to the screen and pull it through, revealing a photo-negative pattern underneath.  We move on to combining Soy Wax with other techniques such as Sun Printing with textile paints, Discharge and Soy Wax, and Dy-Na-Flow which further explore the many uses of Soy Wax in your surface design projects.

Our Soy Wax Workshop  includes a 233 page Study eBook, quick chart prepared by Susan, and list of materials you will want to have on hand to enjoy Soy Wax Inspirations.  It includes as well a bonus section on Contemporary Soy Wax Artists, including Christine Amstutz (painterly soy wax), Gil De Vloo (soy wax silk wearables), Daniel Gundlach (soy wax and natural indigo dyes) and Melanie Testa (soy wax on paper and journal projects).  Finally Susan provides some understanding in how she translates her fabrics into finished as we move beyond soy wax into quilting and surface design projects.

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"Circle Play", Soy Wax Resist, Procion MX Dye and Stitch on Quilted Fabric by Susan Purney Mark

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All Galli Creative workshops and publications include unlimited online viewing.  Watch on your iPad/tablet, computer or beam from your movile phone to your TV and enjoy Soy Wax Inspirations with Susan Purney Mark.  It’s like taking a surface design workshop with Susan in your own home.

Susan Purney Mark is a textile artist, quilt artist, and instructor.  Based on Vancouver Island in British Colombia, Susan was the winner of the National Quilt Canada award for her piece, “A Bridge between Equals” which features hand dyed fabrics with a soy wax resist, stitch and screen printing. Join Susan Purney Mark in this wonderful Soy Wax Workshop from Galli Creative.