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Silk Painting with Fiona Stolze – Using Premade Cushion Covers

Although I love to paint my cushion covers from scratch by making a silk satin front panel and sewing a dupioni zipped back panel, it is good to be able to use the premade cushion covers in between. Just last week I decided to play with one. One word before I start. There are 3 different types of silk covers available. One is made of pongee and the others of crepe or crepe satin. I only use the satin as … Continue reading

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Sacral Chakra – a Silk Painting Workshop in Bristol

It’s been a while since I hosted a silk painting workshop in Bristol and so have decided to offer another one next month. We’ll be  creating a beautiful feminine silk cushion cover which enhances our sacral/sacred energy centre. We will do some meditation and tuning into our creativity, sensuality and sexuality in order to let the colours and energy come to free flow and expression. I will teach you some silk painting techniques and offer some motifs that you can … Continue reading

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What a Beautiful Silk Mandala Cushion

You know, I firmly believe that there is a blossoming artist latent within each and every one of us. I see this confirmed every time people who have no previous experience come to me and create amazing art work. I wanted to share this great example of what a class participant can achieve with complete trust in the process sprinkled with the willingness to let their inner artist speak out. This lovely cushion was painted by Penny Lawrence who was … Continue reading

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Making a Silk Cushion: experimenting with gutta

Just recently I played around with an idea and so I wanted to share it with you here in this article. I had bought some off-cuts from a bridal shop a while back (which is an excellent tip by the way 🙂  and wasn’t quite sure what to make them all into. I don’t know about you, but I adore fabrics. Especially gorgeous, brightly coloured ones. Whenever I go into a shop where there are shelves of silks, cottons, etc. … 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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