Silk Painting



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.

What's included in the price?

All materials

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

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.


Madeleine Murray at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops

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Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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