Lessons in Silk Dyeing: The Schooner

Join Sharon Hofer as she guides you through a step by step process of painting this schooner using silk and dye. Let your imagination set sail while discovering how to create this ship on the high seas. You will draw the design, transfer it to the silk, apply resist, and then paint the dye on silk. You will learn the simple process of steaming the silk so the dyes will become permanent. After working through this project you will be able to incorporate what you have learned into silk projects of your very own! Many of Sharon’s students go on to produce their own special projects such as silk scarves. She encourages you to change your ship to be one of your very own design. Maybe you would prefer making your ship into a crusader ship or a pirate ship. Use your imagination to create the project of your dreams.

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