Two friends came to my studio today to have a go at making silk paper.
The materials to have a go at this are quite cheap and available from Wingham Wools
We used Cocoon strippings(£2.70/100grms), Silk Noil (£1.02/100grms) & Grade A Mulberry Silk Noil (£1.84/100grms)
Cocoon strippings and silk noil fused & a piece of crochet lace stitched on after piece is dry
We also experimented adding pieces of felting wool, leaves and pieces of lace. My intentions are to make a big piece using the neutral colours and adding lace, crochet pieces, threads, buttons and whatever vintage things i find in my stash of stuff.
After lunch we did a couple more experimental pieces each and then after looking at the July/August editiion of Cloth, Paper, Scissors thought we would have a quick go at fusing plastic bags, prior to a workshop we are doing soon when we will be making recycled bags from bits of plastic. Its an amazingly quick process, needing only 10 seconds of ironing to come up with a lovely design.
A good day was had by all with lunch thrown in and all for not a lot of money.
Thats the sort of days we like.
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