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WAX : We supply three types of wax - soya wax, beeswax and paraffin wax as well as a ready mixed batik wax which is perfect for general batik. All the waxes can be used alone or mixed together depending on the effect you want.
  • Beeswax is more flexible and is ideal for large areas, where it will cover without cracking.
  • Paraffin wax is more brittle and is ideal to give the crackle effect so characteristic of batik.
  • Soya wax is a more environmentally friendly wax which is easy to remove with hot water.
  • General purpose batik wax mix is 3 parts paraffin wax to one part beeswax.

Sorry, we cannot send wax outside the UK

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Soda Ash 150 grams

A large pack of soda ash which can be added to a dye bath for dip dyeing, or it can be diluted with water to add to the powder dyes when needed and it's especially good for painting on dyes.
DY31 – Waxes and soda ash: Soda Ash 150 grams
£4.50 each Buy
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Soda Ash 50 grams

This small pack of soda ash will make a 10 litre solution when mixed with water. This can be made up in advance and stored safely in a plastic bottle. It can then be used to add to the powder dyes whenever its needed
DY30 – Waxes and soda ash: Soda Ash 50 grams
£2.00 each Buy
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Batik wax mix

300 grams of a ready made batik wax mix made up of 225 grams of paraffin wax and 75 grams of beeswax. A good all purpose wax for batik. Reuse as often as you like!
WXBW – Waxes and soda ash: Batik wax mix
£5.95 each Buy
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Beeswax pellets

Beeswax is a very flexible wax which will give a very good resist against dye because it will bend rather than crack. It can be used in conjunction with paraffin wax if you want to create a crackle effect. It also has a nice beeswaxy smell. 150 grams
WXBE – Waxes and soda ash: Beeswax pellets
£5.50 each Buy
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Paraffin wax pellets

White paraffin wax pellets give a brittle wax which can be cracked easily. If the wax is too brittle, add some beeswax to the pot to give a more flexible wax. 300 grams pack
WXPA – Waxes and soda ash: Paraffin wax pellets
£5.00 each Buy
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Soya wax pellets

A completely natural blended and softer wax which has a lower melting point than regular wax, it can be easily removed in hot water and is ideal for using with children. It can also wash straight down the drain. Soya wax is used by many Japanese batik artists in their "rozome" work - it gives a softer outline and a less definite resist. 300 grams pack
WXSO – Waxes and soda ash: Soya wax pellets
£5.95 each Buy

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