My Silk Painted Scarves

Wednesday was the last session of the  Silk Scarf Painting Class with Evi Slaby. I wanted to show you four of the silk painted scarves that I completed.

I learned so much from this class, but the biggest lesson was not to be so afraid of silk. For me, silk has always meant expensive and delicate. Oh, how wrong I was. I so look forward to painting more silk.

On this first scarf I used wax crayons as a resist. I was able to draw those patterns and keep the color contained within them. Lots of control!

scarf using wax crayons
scarf using wax crayons

I used my favorite wood block printing stamp on this scarf. First I painted the scarf and dried it with a heat gun. Then I added dye to resist on my gelli plate (using it as a stamp pad) and then put my stamp in it and stamped on the silk.

Scarf using wood block printing stamp
Scarf using wood block printing stamp

I tried to make a flower design on this scarf by using cups under the fabric.

Flower design on scarf
Flower design on scarf

And the last is just a lot of color. It was too bright when I got finished painting it, so I rinsed it out. I love the muted colors.

scarf with muted colors after rinsed
muted colors after rinsed

I am real excited about my last scarf which Evi will wash and steam this week. I used a resist on it also, and I was really happy with the results even if it took me the whole class to paint it! I’ll post it soon. Again, thanks Evi for such a fun class!

We used Jacquard Green Label dyes for this class. I have some Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow I plan to play with since I’d like to see the difference in the quality and feel on silk from the Green Label we used in class.

If you’ve played with these dyes and silk, I’d love to hear from you. Also, are you afraid of working with silk?