Working with Silk
with Claire Brach
Saturday May 12 2018
Venue: Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre, Cremorne
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In this workshop you will explore the properties of gummed silk strippings, how it can be formed into paper-like sheets and used to create books, cards, cover boxes and more.
Your experimentation will include using a range of silk products, many of which can be incorporated into your sheets as embellishments, whilst others stand alone as their own individual art piece.
You will learn how to use & set silk dyes to colour each component and how to manipulate the strippings into molded 3D shapes.
Each demonstration will give you further techniques so you can build your samples throughout the day and leave with a range of pieces incorporating all the featured products in a variety of guises.
This is designed to be a fun experimental day where each person will explore a range of items – strippings, cocoons, rods, hankies, roving, etc. – and choose how they wish to use them.
All silk materials will be supplied, so there is no extensive materials list. No experience is necessary as this is a day to explore a new direction and learn some new skills.