Resists

Resists

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.


Safety Tip:

Overheating wax can cause harmful vapors and a potential fire hazard, Please use caution when melting.

Paraffin Wax:

True petroleum wax traditionally used as a resist in batik dyeing. We offer it in granular form for easy handling. No blocks to break up. Melting point is 135° to 145°

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. Melting point is 160° to 170°.

Batik Wax:

For those who like the convenience and consistency of a mix in granular form, this is a popular blend of 75% paraffin and 25% microcrystalline wax. Melting point is 150° F.

Beeswax:

Yellow colored, purified natural beeswax. We now sell all sizes in granular form. Melting point is 130° F.

Soy Wax:

Comes in flake form. Burns clean with no fumes. Is easy to remove; washes out in 140°F water with Synthrapol. Is a non-petroleum renewable source that supports American Farmers.

   
  1. RESISTAD Water-Based-Gutta-Resist 8 oz.
    RESISTAD Water-Based-Gutta-Resist 8 oz.
    $17.95

    Water-Based Gutta – Medium Concentrate Resistad is the world's top performing water-based gutta resist! Developed by John Mitchell of Procolour in New Zealand, the formula was acquired and further improved upon by Jacquard Products in early 2017. Resistad's unique chemistry offers all the advantages of both permanent and removable resists plus more, without any of the disadvantages.
    This is what has made it the almost universally favored resist of silk painters all over the world.

    Utensils are easily cleaned with water, and there are no abnoxious fumes associated with using Resistad.

    FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: SEE BELOW!

    View Details
  2. Jacquard Removable Water-based Resist
    Jacquard Removable Water-based Resist
    $7.95

    Resist is used to draw the outline of an image on silk. Removable Water-based Resist is a superior resist that easily washes out with warm water (even after steaming or setting), revealing the white or colored silk beneath. Removable Resist keeps the silk completely soft to the touch and allows artists to create layered designs, as in batik. It holds a crisp line without spreading and does not shrink or pucker when dry.

    Removable Resist may be tinted with any water-based dye for colored lines and is screenable, odorless, alcohol-free and non-toxic.

    View Details
  3. Granulated Batik Wax
    Granulated Batik Wax
    Price From: $7.72

    Granulated Batik Wax: For those who like the convenience and consistency of a mix in granular form, this is a popular blend of 75% Paraffin and 25% Microcrystalline Wax. Melting point is 150° F.

    View Details
  4. Granulated Paraffin Wax
    Granulated Paraffin Wax
    Price From: $6.20

    Granulated Paraffin Wax: True petroleum wax traditionally used as a resist in batik dyeing. We offer it in granular form for easy handling. No blocks to break up. Melting point is 135°F to 145°F.

    View Details
  5. Potato Dextrin
    Potato Dextrin
    Price From: $7.50

    Potato Dextrin: Great for paste resist with MX Reactive dyes. It produces "lace like patterns" and crackle lines similar to batik, without the wax. 3/4 to 1 1/2 pounds to pattern 1 yard of medium weight fabric. Potato Dextrin is not suitable for immersion dye baths. Direct application techniques are recommended.

    View Details
  6. Granulated Yellow Beeswax
    Granulated Yellow Beeswax
    Price From: $22.19

    Granulated Yellow Beeswax: Purified Natural Beeswax now available in bead form, for easy to use applications. Melting point is 130° F.

    View Details
  7. Corn Dextrin
    Corn Dextrin
    Price From: $6.97

    Corn Dextrin: Works as a paste resist with Reactive Dyes. Different visual effects are possible by applying the resist using a squeegee, rubber stamp, stencil or spatula. Corn dextrin is not suitable for immersion baths, direct application techniques are necessary.

    View Details
  8. Sabra Silk Resist
    Sabra Silk Resist
    Price From: $4.75

    Sabra Silk Resist: Water-based resist for silk and light weight cotton. It is colorless but can be colored. Add a pinch of MX reactive dye powder to the resist and mix well until dissolved. We've found it works best if the dye is added the day before it is needed.

    View Details
  9. Soy Wax
    Soy Wax
    Price From: $6.83

    Soy Wax: This is a great alternative to traditional Batik Wax Comes in pellet form. Burns clean with no fumes. Is easy to remove; washes out in 140°F water with Synthrapol. Is a non-petroleum renewable source that supports American Farmers. Due to soy wax being water soluble, it is best used for direct application techniques, versus immersion baths.

    View Details
  10. Batik Kit
    Batik Kit
    $17.95

    Explore the ancient form of resist dyeing with this Batik kit

    This kit contains:
    10 gm MX Sun Yellow 108
    10 gm MX Fuchsia 308
    10 gm MX Brightest Blue 404
    75 gm PRO Dye Activator
    100 gm Urea
    1/2 ounce Low Foam Synthrapol
    2 ounces Batik Wax
    1 medium Tjanting
    Directions

    Please Note: All colors in our kits are pre-selected in-house. Colors cannot be substituted.

    View Details
Loading...