spring silk workshops
dye-painting silk in the serti method
I taught three workshops in spring 2014. Enjoy these photos of the beautiful works by students.
The quiet and orderly studio is ready for guests.
preparing silks for steaming
Silks are sandwiched between triple layers of blank newsprint before placing in a steam chamber for over an hour to bond dyes to silk proteins inside the fibers. The result is washable, permanent color.
completed silk artworks
Below, the students' artworks have been steamed to fix their brilliant hues. Lovely work!