Category Archives: Silk

Layering – Part II

In a recent post I uploaded photographs of the layering process. I used green dyes for the new top layer on a square silk twill scarf. Here, is another combination of colours on the same original coloured background, but this time on … Continue reading

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Layering – Part I

It is time for changing two or three older pieces of work that haven’t sold. I am happy to say that overpainting previously painted and steamed silk can give some very pleasing results. Here a (boring) pale cream, lilac and … Continue reading

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Hand-painted, really?

This is not what I was going to blog about today, but I need to have a little, or not so little moan. This is how my morning started. Firstly, I received an email from a company asking me if … Continue reading

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One silk scarf, three linen shirts

The beauty and fun of chiffon is that it is translucent .  .  .  .  . and that means the colours of a chiffon scarf will vary depending on the colours beneath it. I have to admit when I began … Continue reading

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Back from Narnia?

It has been awkward finding appealing interior spaces and decent natural lighting for a scarf photoshoot this past winter and the following grey, grey spring, but, eventually, I have some new photographs for my online shop. It always takes longer … Continue reading

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It’s Officially Spring

It was the Vernal Equinox on Tuesday and despite all the wintery and bitterly cold wind (a short visit from Mini-beast last week, the cousin of the Beast from the East) it is officially spring and just a little bit … Continue reading

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Purple, violet, mauve

You may or may not have noticed, depending on how much you use Google, that earlier this week Google marked an interesting textiles red-letter day, or should that be purple-letter day. The folks at Google uploaded the above rather charming … Continue reading

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A favourite bird motif morphs into a ???

I have been having a serious clear out of cloth. I am trying to be disciplined about this. I am attempting to organise all my work materials so there is studio space that is conducive to work and not one … Continue reading

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UK Handmade Winter Showcase

It is now November and I think we can safely mention ‘Christmas’ and yesterday the Winter/Christmas UK Handmade Showcase went live. One of my silk scarves has been featured, and, I love the way the UK Handmade folk have chosen … Continue reading

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Long gone favourites

Autumn is most definitely in the air. We’ve passed the autumnal equinox and the late summer blooms are looking ragged and at the end of the their displays. I have found myself choosing colours from the warmer end of the … Continue reading

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Evolution of a favourite motif

It started as a design worked partly from an aquilegia and partly from a showy lily. It is an easy motif that flows across the silk. And it has evolved and evolved into a very loose flowery shape I have used … Continue reading

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