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  1. nita says:

    Dear Fiona
    You make some lovely paintings. You also are a lovely person to share your knowledge with us beginner painters.
    I have progressed with my steaming in a pot. I now use Dharmas harem cloth 2 layers
    fashion fabric, l layer of pellon, fashion cloth another layer of pellon
    roll up the bundle, folding over the edges and securing with mask tape
    roll onto a cardboard roll (that upholstery fabric comes on)
    Pull the cardboard roll out (this leaves a hole in the donut)and mask tape to secure
    Wrap the roll with thin aluminum foil (ck so no holes)
    Make a cap of thin aluminum foil to put over the top
    place a steam rack, bottom side up, in the pot and add foil if necessary to keep the bundle out of the water. I put 1 1/4 inches of water in kettle.
    Brought up to a full steam fast. placed aluminum foil over the kettle, lid and cement stone.
    Dupont paints and steamed 3 hrs.
    Bundle came out dry and not stains.

    Another tip
    to remove wrinkles from steamed silk- place a sheet over iron board, fashion fabric, brown paper, apply 1/2 vinegar to 1/2 H2O to wet paper, Iron with linen setting (no steam) till dry and viola, no wrinkles

    Nita Lackey

  2. Gill says:

    Hello Fiona,
    I’ve just been watching your fab YouTube videos – very informative. Can I ask where to buy the steamer and paper you use?
    Also, do you have any workshops planned? I live within easy reach of Bristol and would love to find out more.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Gill

      Unfortunately this steamer is no longer in production. I had it shipped in from German at the time together with large rolls of steaming paper. You can order vertical models from Meru but be prepared for huge shipping costs. Check out Glad you’ve been enjoying the videos.

      If you’d like information about workshops, I’ll send you some details by email.

      Warm wishes


  3. Colleen Swenson says:

    Do you have any information on how to crackle a silk batik?

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Colleen – no I don’t have any articles on this at all. Basically you just paint on the wax, scrunch it up between your hands and then apply the paint or dye on top. 🙂

  4. Bitte entschuldigen sie !
    Bin auf der Suche nach einer Fiona Silk die ich so zwischen 1968 und 1969 in
    Mönchengladbach kennen lernen durfte. Sie war die Tochter eines englischen Offiziers
    in Deutschland. Vielleicht können sie mir weiter helfen . Sie war damals etwa zwischen 16 und 18 Jahre alt !
    mit freundlichem Gruß
    Karl Schopphoven

  5. Nazia says:

    Hello Fiona, I love ur site and dedication…can u help me in teaching how to mix thinner and solvent based gutta to make it useable…anybody???

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Nazia – glad your are enjoying the site. I’m sorry though that I can’t help you out at all because I don’t work with solvents at all due to health risk.

      I’m guessing there are no instructions. If I had to mix two substances together I would put them in a pot and slowly add small amounts of the thinner, stirring thoroughly, until I reached the required consistency. Hope someone turns up to share their experiences.

      Warm wishes


  6. Catherine Strong says:

    Hi Fiona

    Just wanted to say Thank You for the mandala workshop on 28 July – fantastic day, really enjoyed silk painting. Also Thank You for my completed mandala received Wednesday now just working out where to hang my “masterpiece”.

    When/where are you running your next workshop – I would love to joining you again.

    Have a fantastic day

    (Mobile 07891444785)

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      So lovely to hear that Catherine. You certainly looked as though you were really immersed in the process and your finished piece was beautiful. I’ll be running another workshop on August 25th in the Wilder Studios so you are very welcome to join in then. I have posted this on my website but will add the link here. This next one is painting mandalas again. And in September I am going to be playing with soya wax doing some batik work.

      Thanks for getting back. Warm wishes


  7. Brandi says:

    Hi Fiona,

    I just wanted to thank you for your great readings on Blog Talk Radio. I love your show!


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