Fabulous Silk Painting Workshop Day at The Arty Silkworm

Duration: One day 10am ~3pm

Price: £45

Run by: Ruth Rutherford
at The Arty Silkworm


Green Farm
Pages Green
Wetheringsett cum Brockford
IP14 5QA

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About the Course

Join us at our wonderful freestyle creative Painted Silk Workshop days, where you will be introduced to and learn the ancient and wonderful art of Shibori, along with other beautiful decorative techniques.

In a relaxed and comfortable environment you will learn to mix colours, apply them freehand to create beautiful & unique works of Art.

You will learn the skills of folding, tying and wrapping, gutta resist and salt surprises to produce practice pieces and samplers. At the end of the day, you will have created your own sumptuous silk scarf, vibrant with brilliant colour, to take home with you.

Your tutor will be Ruth Rutherford, a professional designer who will demonstrate and guide you through each stage of the silk dying process.

This is wonderful wearable Art
💚 Wear it ~ Love it 💚

Perfect for making a unique gift or treating someone to a wonderful creative day or to learn and enjoy new skills for yourself, a perfect way to unwind and de~stress from our busy lives.

There are limited spaces on each day so as to allow plenty of individual tuition to be given.

If you would like to have a special event, for a Birthday, Hen Party or just a fabulous day with friends.... The Arty Silkworm can provide you with a Sparkling Workshop with vintage tea and cakes and bubbles to mark the occasion.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Beginners are very welcome as no experience is necessary, but booking is essential, as these are small workshops with individual tuition at my home in Pages Green, IP14

All basic materials are supplied, as are ideas, inspiration & infectious enthusiasm 💚

Tea and coffee are provided too. Just bring yourself, a packed lunch & a pinny!

Express yourself ~ Bring a friend ~ Share the creative fun

Want to review this course?

A wonderful day learning how to literally go with the flow of colour. Lovely setting and great people.
Ruth is a fantastic host and always enthusiastic and supportive.
The products at the end are truest unique and I can’t wait to attend another day!

- - #17398

When I enrolled for this course I didn't know what to expect. Well, I was so pleased I did. It was amazing how the colours and array of colours which could be used together and produce a spectacular scarf which is unique.

- - #17050

I've been on two courses and they were both really great. I had never tried silk painting before but with Ruth's explanation, patients and encouragement I throughly enjoyed it. The courses are set in beautiful surroundings and you get to make new friends, I went with my daughter and when we got in the car to leave we both commented about how relaxed we felt.

I would highly recommend these courses, not only do you come away with some great art work and a fabulous silk scarf, you also come away feeling stress free and relaxed.

- - #14370

Although I have been doing Watercolour painting for a few years, I have never painted on silk, and imagined it to be very difficult. Therefore it was with some trepidation that I struggled through the snow to Ruth's house. However, there was absolutely nothing to worry about. Ruth was such an enthusiastic and patient instructor that whatever technique we used we all seemed to produce something wonderful. We had a really lovely day and I, for one, found the whole experience very therapeutic. All those who have seen my finished scarf have been very impressed and interested in trying it for themselves. Thank you Ruth, not only for all the coffee, but for a wonderful experience. I hope to be back again soon.

- - #13958

Thank you for a lovely day in a beautiful setting with copious amounts of coffee and knowledge. A fun and interesting time was had by all and we had the pleasure of Ruth's expertise, enthusiasm and generosity. I urge you to book, you'll have a great time and come away with new skills and a scarf that will amaze your family and friends.

- - #13931

A completely different experience for me. I’m not artistic and would never have thought of signing up for a Silk Painting course, especially having seen the beautiful scarves Ruth has produced. However, she persuaded me to go along and try it, and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Ruth was just so generous with her time and suggestions – and endless cups of tea and coffee! I not only amazed myself with the scarf I made but friends couldn’t believe I had achieved anything so pretty. There was much encouragement all round and fun to see what other folk had created. A wonderful course and one I would highly recommend anyone to have a go at. A very special thanks to Ruth.

- - #13697

I have never tried Silk painting before and Ruth made it a wonderful experience - you could not ask for a better instructor. She explained everything clearly and concisely and nothing was too much trouble. She allowed me to be creative and allow my artistic side to run free with her beautiful colours and wonderful silks. I have a lovely scarf that every time I wear gets wonderful compliments. I am planing to return with my daughters for a course in the summer and I would totally recommend The Arty Silkworm to anyone who would like to try a new craft and have a beautiful hand made item to take home and wear. You will truly have a one off item.

- - #13657

Having never done any shibori work, or worked with silk this course was the best introduction we could have had. Ruth's enthusiasm and attention to detail, whilst giving us total artistic freedom, was brilliant and we came away with a beautiful and unique silk scarf totally created by ourselves. Ruth was very generous with all the materials used and had a huge array of beautiful colours, I was totally blown away by the way platinum looked on silk!
Thank you Ruth for a lovely, educational and relaxed day, and for all the tea and coffee, will definitely be back again.

- - #13600

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 17th November 2018
Saturday 8th December 2018
Saturday 19th January 2019
Saturday 9th February 2019
Saturday 9th March 2019
Saturday 13th April 2019
Saturday 11th May 2019

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