• Cloth – cotton, muslin, cotton denim, silk, satin.
  • Wax – 60% beeswax & 40% paraffin wax.
  • Paint brushes – sizes according to design.
  • Dye – to colour fabric use batik dye.
  • Uniodized Salt, White Vinegar, gloves, newspaper.


  • Plan your design & colour combination before starting to work.
  • Select white coloured or any light coloured material, wash it thoroughly & iron it before use.
  • Transfer the design on cloth.
  • Melt the wax using double boiler, place water in bottom pan & wax on top. Do not over heat the wax.
  • Part of design where cloth colour is to be maintained, apply wax with brush. First test on scrap cloth, if wax spot is dark & fabric absorbs it, wax is ready for use or else reheat the wax.
  • To dye fabric, start with light colours first. Mix dye & water in plastic tub as indicated on package. Also add salt as a colour fixative or vinegar for silk.
  • Leave the cloth in dye for around 20 minutes & then rinse in clear, lukewarm water. Remove excess water using towel, hang up straight & smooth to dry. Be careful to avoid cracking if not desired.
  • For second colour, part of design where first colour is to be maintained, apply wax & then dye fabric with second colour.
  • For crackled effect rinse in very cold water & crush it in your hands before last colour bath.
  • To remove wax, keep the fabric between newspapers & iron it. Due to heat of iron wax will melt & absorbed by newspaper.















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