My Studio

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. 

Wearable Art

Nuno Felting

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. 


McThread's Art Works 

Longview , WA 98632-9291


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