Microcrystalline Wax

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Microcrystalline Wax: A synthetic beeswax. Petroleum based, Microcrystalline is used like bees wax to soften Paraffin Wax for better adhesion to the fabric and less crackle. Also called sticky wax. May be used alone for no crackle design. Microcrystalline Wax comes in 1 lb blocks only. Melting point is 160° to 170°.

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Traditional Batik is an ancient form of resist dyeing. Hot wax penetrates the cloth preventing dye from spreading to those areas. Designs may involve many or only one color depending upon the number of times the hot wax is applied and the cloth is dipped into different colored dye baths.

Microcrystalline Wax: A synthetic beeswax. Petroleum based, Microcrystalline is used like bees wax to soften Paraffin Wax for better adhesion to the fabric and less crackle. Also called sticky wax. May be used alone for no crackle design. Microcrystalline Wax comes in 1 lb blocks only. Melting point is 160° to 170°.

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