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Silk Paper or is it Fabric?

  • September 24, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Textiles West North 6545 N. Academy Blvd Colorado Springs Co
  • 6


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Class Description:

Nothing compares to the lustrous color and feel of silk. In this class, we will create silk paper that is also a fabric! We use luscious hand dyed silk hankies, roving and carrier rods.  A wet laminating process allows us to layer fibers to create beautiful ethereal fabrics for embellishment as well as thicker fabric suitable for substrates and vessels. You will have the option of making a small bowl. You will make 4-6 sheets of delicious silk fabric/paper for your fabric and mixed media art. Use these silk papers in collage, as embellishment, journal covers and vessels.

Materials fee: $26


Student supply list: 

2 yards of tulle netting

small glass bowl (cereal size or smaller) for molding a silk paper vessel (optional)

shallow disposable aluminum pan (cookie or lasagna size)

disposable plastic container - 16oz deli containers work well

Please note that due to the drying time needed, you will leave class with wet silk papers. They do not need to be hung up to dry and can dry flat in the disposable pan. Occasionally there will be some color transfer.


Supply fee includes hand dyed silk fibers, textile medium and add-ins such as Angelina fibers, threads and sequins.

Class Level: Fascination

3 hours

Member Price:  $45

Non-Member Price:  $55

Instructor:  Liz Kettle

Instructor Bio: Why I Sew:

I have been intrigued with stitching since I was a child. I have never lost the feeling that something magical happens when you combine fabric and stitch. There are just so many possibilities….will this fabric want to be a bag, a journal cover, or a skirt or become part of a special story in collage? Fabric is such a malleable material. It can be draped, sculpted, textured or smooth. Stitching is so incredibly satisfying….why would anyone not sew?

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