HARD TO RE­SIST

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Re­sist dye­ing is a process that tem­po­rar­ily blocks a fab­ric’s abil­ity to ab­sorb dye. Batik and tie-dye­ing are two forms of re­sist dye­ing; the for­mer uses hot wax and the lat­ter fold­ing and bind­ing. Glue can also be used. Place a sten­cil on top of cot­ton fab­ric. Ap­ply a wash­able glue like Elmer’s Wash­able Clear School Glue (avail­able on Trade Me) within the sten­cil. Al­low to dry for 24 hours. Brush or spray woad dye onto the fab­ric. Leave the fab­ric to dry then rinse in luke­warm wa­ter.

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