Toni Spencer has been showing her batiks as Guest Artist at PPP for years. Her batiks start with original drawings inspired by the shapes and colors of nature. They start there but then they take on a life of their own and turn out differently than originally planned. The batiks are created on either silk Broadcloth or a silk Jacquard. A wax mixture is used as resist and vats of dye are used to apply the color, working from the lightest color to the darkest. The distinctive crackle in batiks is created when the wax cracks and the dye penetrates.