I’m currently learning–along with 10 other adorable middle schoolers I work with–how to batik. A co-worker is teaching it as an art elective and I am her “assistant”. This is the first phase of the process–stretching muslin on cardboard frames and hand painting hot wax in designs on the fabric. It’s hard to make sure your brushstrokes of wax actually penetrate all the way through the fibers.

Mine is pretty wonky but it’s my first. I’m excited about this new little crafting endeavor. I’m teaching the kids alone on Friday; here’s to hoping I don’t mess it all up.

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