All silk paintings start out with a piece of un-dyed pure silk, a natural product, woven from the cocoon of the silk moth. For this project we are using Habotai 8, which has an even weave of 8 threads to the milimetre, anything heavier is difficult to see through to trace a design.
For this workshop we are using silk paints which are easy to use and are then fixed using an iron. The colours can be used full strength or diluted with water to obtain pastel shades. A selection of colours are available for you to use or you can mix your own shades from the primary colours. We will be using a water soluble out-liner by Jacquard, which can be washed out of the silk with warm water, after the paints have been fixed.
A starter set of paints, resist and a piece of silk 30 x 40cm are available to purchase to continue working at home.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
1 to 1 guidance
A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes
And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day.
Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place.We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.