These fabrics were created to go together from the same base rayon challis fabric. The creation of this fabric involves several complex processes of tjapping, dyeing and hand manipulation of the fabric. Tjapping is the process of manually applying wax resist to the fabric to create a specific motif. After the dye process, the wax is removed. The fabric is pinned up to dry, resulting in small holes along the selvedges. This is not considered a defect. Occasionally there may be traces of mud or wax resist on the fabric, This comes off when you pre-wash the fabric.
Batik Rayon - Red Rosebuds on Black: Rosebuds is an original design from the late Lois Ericson, that has been modified. The Rosebuds fabric is a two-way design; the rosebuds run in both directions along the straight of grain. The rosebuds are cool red on a black striated background.
Batik Rayon - Red Sticks: Sticks is an original design from the late Lois Ericson based on her "Sticks" stamp collection. Striped designs are fun to work with and the organic nature of this batik print lends itself wonderfully to creative play. The "sticks" follow the lengthwise grain of the fabric. You can get creative with these "sticks" and cut them on the bias or crosswise grain for chevron or other interesting effects. Try this for lapels, cuffs, pockets, bias binding or other special details.
Note: Always pretreat your batik rayon before you cut out your garment pattern pieces.