The Difference between Batik and Tie and Dye(Adire) by HarbiiDdyer

Adire is mostly known as tie and dye, by which the translation confuses people by thinking every Adire fabric was tied and dyed. There are so many ways and processing of getting your desired Adire design done. It can be by waxing, tieing, crumbling, cassava flour, stitching technique.

The most important thing to understand about the whole Adire thing is that it involves protecting some certain part of the fabric from the penetration of dye getting into it, by any of the aforementioned means.

In this post, we’re going to differentiate two of the aforementioned Adire fabric processing.

BatikTie and Dye
It involves coating the fabric with hot liquid wax to make designs.It involves the use of ties, stitches or any other method of trying to make patterns.
It is used to make colorful designs, patterns, and illustrations (in the form of writings) on fabric.The placement of ties, stitches, folds or pleats determines the pattern or designs.
It allows the use of multiple colors on fabric when designing at the same time.Sometimes, the tying process has to be repeated before the application of other colors.
The fabric must be de-waxed.The fabric is untied and not de-waxed.
It creates beautiful colored crackle effects.It does not.
Batik and Tie and Dye differences

From the above table, we hope we’ve gotten you acquainted with the processes of getting those alluring Adire/Kampala fabrics that you love.

In our subsequent posts, we will delve into the batik pattern design and tie-dye fabric processes respectively.

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