Ceylond Batik work is the art of using beeswax in the organic cotton fabric when dyeing in order to avoid dyeing a certain section of the fabric. This ceylon Handmade Batik method is also known as beeswax-resist dyeing.
- As the first step, the designs are being drawn on a fabric. This is done by hands. Hence, there is a possibility to end up with highly effective results.
- Then a needle or any other device with a pointer is dipped in hot wax and applied on the fabric. It is even possible for you to use a cone with a small hole at the pointed end to get this job done. This will be the application of the first layer of wax.
- Once the first layer of wax is applied, handle are being used in order to get the crackle effect. It needs quite a bit of practice to come up with the crackle effect. However, the time that is spent on this job is totally worth because it can contribute a lot towards the final output that you will be able to receive.
- As the next step, dye is being added. Usually the dye powder is dissolved in hot water and poured into a large basket. Then the piece of cloth is being dipped onto it. After that, the piece of cloth is allowed to be kept inside the hot water tub for some period of time, until the dye is properly absorbed.
- Then the piece of cloth is being hung on a line to complete the organic process.
- At the end of the organic process, the piece of cloth is dipped again in a water tub to remove wax. At the end of this process, it is possible to come up with a great looking batik cloth.