batik time aka serious hippy weekend

i am FINALLY getting around to posting this, enjoy!

christine (of hippykitchens, and so many other great blogs) and i played with some batik last week. we didn't get around to sorting out a rice cooker for the wax, so we set up a little double boiler system and used brushes and her beautiful home-made tools.

it was a serious DIY thing.

 after some dying, drying and ironing time... here's a shirt!

i think on the next run we will try it with tools and more regulated temperature. i'm hooked!