Experimental Silk Painting
12-13 and/or 14-15 October, 2017 with Ellen Bakker
also 1day workshops!
The workshops leave a lot of room for experimenting, so you will be free to endlessly get to work on samples of silk fabrics, or you can focus on creating a specific final product, like a smooth silk scarf or fabric for clothing (optionally felted with wool for a bodywrap or wool for clothing or interior).
During the workshops you will learn what the effects are of working with transparent layers, how to allow the paint to flow, but also how to stop it. You will be introduced to working with brushes, stencils, stamps and other tools. But most of all, you will learn to intuitively fill a white silk sheet with colour and shape.
Each student has a large frame for stretching the silk (max. 120 x 250 cm). The amount of scarves, fabrics or samples you paint during these 2 or 4 days depends on your experience and how detailed you paint. There is the possibility to felt some painted silk with needle felt on the second day (as far as time permits). The silk will then be steamed on the first night. This combination of silk painting and felting with wool is more extensive during the 4-day course.
Steaming of the silk is included in the workshop. The fabrics painted on the first day will be steamed in the evening. The materials that are painted on the second day can be steamed in the afternoon (± 2.5 hours) or can be sent by mail at current postage.
about Ellen Bakker
Ellen Bakker (Groningen, 1960) is a textile and graphic designer. With her brand 'colorsofellen' she produces hand painted silk and nuno felted fabrics. Her unique designs are a combination of graphic patterns, transparency, colorful designs and materials. This combination you will find also in her 5 published books (www.textiellink.nl or www.textile-link.com)
disclamer : Images are not exemplary of products that will be exactly made by participants