VERSATILE SILK PAPER: Make, Dye and Play
Instructor: Deb Menz
What is silk paper, you ask? It is a non-woven fabric created with silk fibers. The paper
can be printed on, painted on, stitched into, sewn together, beaded on and formed. In this workshop, you will learn how to make the paper, dye the silk and use several techniques to embellish and work with the paper.
The first day you will be dyeing some of the fiber, and then making the paper. While the
paper is drying, you will learn ways to embellish and use the paper such as embroidering
on, printing on, forming the paper, sewing and assembling, and adding beads to the fabric.
On day 2 you will use the paper you made the day before and choose to do some of several projects; cover a box with the silk, cover a journal with the silk, make a box, stitch and bead onto the fabric, create art objects to practical objects such as book marks. Your imagination is the limit. Silk paper can also be incorporated into collages and multi-media work, too. No experience needed.
Included in Materials Fee: For each student; a package of undyed silk, a package of dye silk, some silk hankies to dye, bottle of acrylic medium, assorted yarns, ribbons, threads and beads to use, dyes, chemicals, a screen, foam brushes. Assorted wooden boxes to cover, journals to cover, stamps and stencils will also be available to use.
Supplies: Plastic to cover tables, small container to put some water or textile medium in, any sort of threads, yarns, lace, ribbons, or embellishments to put with the paper, scissors, small container to form paper over, sewing machine if you want to sew on the paper.
Location: Kavanagh Bldg. Painting Studio
Days: Friday & Saturday: Apr 16 &17, 2010; 9 AM – 4 PM