Resist Dyeing .. i’ve done this :)

Break Out the Crayon Box

Sometimes an idea for surface design is so simple, you wonder why you never thought of it before. That’s how I felt when I first saw Rose Hughes’ tutorial on using crayons—the kind kids use, nothing fancy—as a resist method with fabric paint.

Fabric painting with crayon resist
by Rose Hughes.

As you mark the fabric, the crayons leave traces of wax behind along with the color. The wax then acts as a resist when fabric paints are applied.

The crayon color, glitter, or metallic shine remains on the fabric once it is pressed, adding color and sparkle to the overall design.

Here’s Rose’s tutorial, from the April/May 2012 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.

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