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Derek Pruitt – dpruitt@poststar.com Batik artist Carol Conklin shows some of her work in the second-floor studio of her Hartford home on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. Conklin applies wax in the multi-step process to lock in colors while dying other colors into the cloth. The wax is melted out at with an iron leaving the intricate color drawings.
Derek Pruitt – dpruitt@poststar.com Batik artist Carol Conklin brushes wax on a magical frog batik in the second-floor room of her Hartford home on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. Conklin uses wax in the multi-step process to lock in colors while dying other colors into the cloth.

 

Derek Pruitt – dpruitt@poststar.com Batik artist Carol Conklin uses a tjanting to apply wax to a magic frog batik at her home in Hartford on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. Conklin uses wax in the multi-step process to lock in colors while dying other colors into the cloth.
Derek Pruitt – dpruitt@poststar.com Batik artist Carol Conklin irons the wax out of a batik in the garage of her Hartford home on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. Conklin protects colors with wax during the dying process, then removes the was with heat.

 

 

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