In batik work the pure bees wax is often mixed with paraffin wax and arabic gum to give it a particular desired consistency to the hot wax.
It is worth recognising that the bees wax sets softer than the paraffin wax and that it is less likely to crack. It also flows a bit thicker through the canting tools.
- Set up your cloth stretched over your wire clothes rack and pegged taught.
- Heat your wax.
- Dip in your canting tool
- Draw your design
- Let the fabric cool
- Place it in a warm but not hot vegetation dye pot.
- Leave it for a while.