Friday, July 18, 2014

Boiling off the Wax

Heating the water for boiling off the wax

Batiked fabric with wax

New wax

Recycling wax

Boiling off wax

Wax removal pools
After stamping the fabrics with beautiful designs and putting it through the hand dye process the wax is boiled off.  The first pool of water has boiling hot water heated by wood in the fireplace below.  One person stirs the water and the other pulls the fabric through.  The fabric then goes through a couple more pools of water where they remove any bit of wax that is left.  The wax is then recycled many times.  The dye water is also recycled and cleaned through a very elaborate water filtration system.  More pics to follow.

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