Jenny started the day showing us how to transform hibotai silk.
She demonstrated tying the silk with buttons, beads and 'bingo balls' & then wrapping them with elastic bands, wire closures and paperclips.
She then wet the silk & using a pipette and a paintbrush added 'heat set' silk paint around each of the tied areas.
After setting with a hair dryer:-
The 'wonders' were revealed
We were so excited to try it out ourselves
..... and we were not disappointed.
We were then shown various 'resist techniques' including paper, scrim, feathers, sequins, lace and hairspray.
And using salt on fabric to give different effects.
Off we went again - we were very excited!!!
Jenny ended the day with a demonstration of nuno felting on the painted silk
We then stood back and admired our results.
What a brilliant day. Thank you Jenny.
Thank you to Jenny and Clare for the photos too.