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Batik Mandalas and Silk Painting – a Fabulous Combination

Well, not too long ago I decided to have a break from creating my traditional mandalas on silk using gold resist and dyes. I was open to exploring new directions and giving free flow to my creativity. I began to play with soya wax more and bought myself some tjantings and just literally got going. At the same time I was introduced to the world of fluorescent dyes which was a real delight. However, rather than let my active mind … Continue reading

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I'm Making Little Ring Pillows From Lovely Silks

I’ve started a new project. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and somehow never got round to it. Now I know that this is basically a silk painting blog, but bear with me when I tell you that this first prototype is actually made of ready-made silks. I used some really lovely embroidered silk for the top and the underneath is made with a shimmering dupioni silk. For those of you who don’t like … Continue reading

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And Here’s That Little Silk Clutch Bag I Was Talking About…

Remember I was talking about making a silk clutch bag completely from scratch? Well, here is some documentation sharing with you my process of putting it all together.  I had seen so many beautiful pieces on the internet but decided that if I was going to make one, then it had to be completely my own work. So I set about painting 2 panels that I could use as the outer fabric. I chose some fairly sturdy fabric that would … Continue reading

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A Silk Cushion for Valentine's Day

I’ve been working hard at creating new silks in my workshop and the latest creation is a pink satin silk cushion with a mottled bright red heart in the centre, with gold gutta lines. And to top it all off, it comes wrapped up a lovely white gift box and fuchsia ribbon. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift. It won’t wilt within a week and is guaranteed not to add a single ounce to your weight. The cushion measures approx. 39cm … Continue reading

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Making Silk Cushion Covers – Using Ready Made Ones or DIY?

I was prompted to write this article after an exchange with a lovely silk painting colleague about painting silk cushions. So thank you Christine for your inspiration. It was about the question of using the silk cushion covers which are ready made or making your own from scratch. Well, this one may seem like a no-brainer. Those of you who like sewing will make the cushions from scratch and those of you who don’t like sewing or just can’t be … Continue reading

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