Soy Wax Inspirations with Susan Purney Mark

Soy wax is an environmentally friendly, versatile resist technique which can be used in quilting, surface design and wearable art projects. This workshop will explore a variety of resist techniques which can be used to create unique effects on cloth. You will even learn how to translate them into finished fabrics for your quilts or surface design work. 

In association with Galli Creative


Easy to use, clean and 100% eco-friendly, soy wax is a fun and versatile technique to use in quilting, surface design and wearable art projects.

Susan Purney Mark will teach you how to use soy wax as a resist for batik, silk screening, mark making, clamping, pole-wrapped shibori and more.

You’ll try everything from scrunching, knotting, clamping, stitching and even poking your fabrics through plastic grids; to  dipping, stamping and brushing wax onto your fabrics before and after applying dyes.

Learn how to prepare your own dyes and thickened paints, how to create print tables and colour charts, plus, how to batch and finish your fabrics. Works with all cold dye products.

Each fabric is a wonderful exploration of colour and design.  

Soy Wax works with batik tools, Susan also demonstrates how to use traditional wax pens with soy wax in developing a colour grid. 

After you’ve mastered the basics, you will combine soy wax with other techniques such as sun printing with textile paints, discharge and soy wax, and Dy-Na-Flow which further explores the many uses of soy wax in surface design projects.

Finally, Susan provides some understanding in how she translates her fabrics into finished fabrics as she moves beyond soy wax and further into quilting and surface design projects.

Level: Suitable for all levels, for beginners through to intermediate and advance.

Price: £31 (plus £1.50 booking fee)

    Watch the trailer to find out more!

    What you'll learn:

    • Soy Wax for Fabric Dyeing
    • Preparing your Dye Solutions
    • Colour Charts & Print Tables
    • Making Marks with Soy Wax
    • Soy Wax and Batik Tools
    • Building Gradients and Soy Wax Make-overs
    • Grids and Other Devices
    • Japanese Stitch Resist & Pole-wrapped Resist
    • Sun Printing with Soy Wax
    • Create Soy Wax Silk Screens
    • Developing Fabrics with Soy Wax
    • Soy Wax on Silk

    What's included:

    • 2.5 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 23 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease.
    • 232-page e-book 
    • Comprehensive material list of things you will need to get started.  

    Access to the sessions

    The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021.

    About the Tutor: Susan Purney Mark


    Susan Purney Mark is a textile artist, quilt artist, and instructor. Based in British Columbia, Susan is the winner of the National Quilt Canada award for her quilt, ‘A Bridge between Equals’ which features hand dyed fabrics with a soy wax resist, stitch and screen printing.