Silk Paper Creations for the Fibre Artist

Silk Paper Creations for the Fibre Artist
Title: Silk Paper Creations for the Fibre Artist
Author:
Judith Pinnell
Description: Silk paper is a medium that can be used in almost any aspect of fibre art. Silk is lustrous, slightly transparent, and has a beautiful light to it. Silk is easy to dye—there is nothing quite so exciting as a medium for colour. Since the publication of Take Silk, Judith Pinnells first book, which explored the use of tussah silk tops in making silk ‘paper’, lustrous bombyx silk tops and silk throwster waste have become available as mediums for fibre art. These recent additions are featured in Silk ‘Paper’ Creations for the Fibre Artist along with a number of innovative approaches that extend the use of silk paper to new heights. Newcomers to silk paper will take up the challenge to create. Those already smitten will find additional avenues to explore. If you are searching for rich colour and texture in your work and delight in the excitement of handling pure silk fibres, this beautifully illustrated book shows the way. There are detailed instructions for working with the different types of silk fibre, and full descriptions enabling the creation of hangings, motifs to be attached to other fabrics, and moulded shapes that include bowls, vases and masks.
No. of pages: 112
Cover type: Paperback
Trim size: 280 x 210mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 336 4
RRP: A$19.99

Contents

About the silks. What inspires me. Materials and equipment. Making silk paper from tussah and bombyx. Manipulating and texturing the surface. Moulding silk paper. Throwster – the finer points. Using a satay stick. Adding impact to a project. Useful tips. Useful techniques. Projects: Notecard sachet. Drawstring receptacle. Bougainvillea basket. Silk chiffon warp. Feathered and beaded theatre purse. Contributing artists. Glossary. Suppliers.
About the silks. What inspires me. Materials and equipment. Making silk paper from tussah and bombyx. Manipulating and texturing the surface. Moulding silk paper. Throwster – the finer points. Using a satay stick. Adding impact to a project. Useful tips.
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