Silk Fusion wall art
Material I work with
I use silk roving and acrylic medium as my materials. I occasionally add paint, yarns, wool nibs and/or gold leaf for accents. On the table is the silk roving I use. I am in the process of experimenting with more of a mixed medium approach using figurative images. This will be a new series of art of about 20 pieces.
Materials I use for nuno felting
I use merino wool roving, 2-5 momme silk, and I make my own patterns out of thin foam or plastic. I may add yarns, silk roving or other decorative materials. Sometimes, especially with shawls and scarves, I hand paint the felting during the process with acid dyes. More recently, I have changed my approach to nuno felting using plant fiber as a lining. Plant fiber keeps the felt from pilling. Well worth the extra time consuming process.
Hand Painted Silk
Materials I use
I draw my design onto the silk with a 6B pencil. I use 8 momme silk and sometimes, depending on the garment up to a 16 momme silk. I prefer using acid dyes. I stretch my silk onto my homemade frames before starting the painting process. When dry, the silk is rolled in paper and steamed for 3-4 hours, rinsed and ironed. Pictured is a silk poncho in the works.