Friday, June 29, 2012

Soy Wax Resist Workshop

I spent the last couple days teaching a Soy Wax Resist Workshop and we had a blast! We gathered at Studio G a lovely, purpose-built design studio in a wooded area in the Cowichan Valley.

The students and I explored several different techniques that can be used with soy wax:

Marny and Joan are preparing the indigo vat to use with pole wrapping and clamp dyeing.

Then they discussed Marny's work on her Cathedral Series, the results of her recent rip through France. Check that adventure out at

Dale is painting  a second layer of colour on her work.

Gillian is cutting a stencil from freezer paper to use with the wax.

Joan is howing a piece where she combined Decolorant Plus and soy wax, wonderful results from that one!

Some other pieces hanging in the sun after washing the wax out!

Here's the gang posing in front of a good days work! Thanks everyone!

1 comment:

Joan said...

Susan, I'm still vibrating with excitement after your class. You have given me so many ideas and techniques to pursue. Thank you!