The Perils of using Silk in your work
I took a hand appliqué class several years ago. The project was this wonderful little pillow with a design reminiscent of a Baltimore Album square. The fabrics were supplied by the teacher, some probably from her stash. The lovely monochrome color scheme and the use of silk [...]
I was just looking at the Summer Calendar for the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, and it is filled with interesting exhibits and events for the Textile Artist. In particular is ” The World of Color in Contemporary Art Quilts” on Saturday July 24th. The Summer Workshop Series has some great classes including silk painting and screening.
Water color paint, fabric dyes and dye paints have very similar qualities. All three of these mediums are applied primarily as liquids and are relatively translucent and stain the surface. Oil and Acrylic paints, in comparison, are more viscous and opaque allowing them to lay on top of one another and the surface.
With Oil and acrylic [...]
Fiber as we have known it for centuries is rapidly changing before our very eyes.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that fibers created in test tubes – acrylics and polyesters – were the miracle discoveries. Since then test tube fibers have brought us life saving materials that are insulating, waterproof and bullet proof. We now have optical [...]