Saturday, 29 October 2011

Saturday Silk Painting & Printing Workshop

Saturday at last..... My Silk Painting & Printing Workshop day had arrived and i was very excited........

The work shop was held in a studio at Goat Hall Lodge, Great Totham in a converted barn, the venue couldn't have been better.

There was nine of us in all including Becky my daughter and Maisie my sisters granddaughter.
Anne was our tutor, she taught us her craft with such  passion and love.....

The day started off with an introduction to silk painting, materials and the various techniques

My finished pieces of work. The front piece is batik and the two at the back are block printing

Here i am painting on the silk with Autumn coloured silk paints

A close up before i print with the blocks
I chose two different blocks to create this pattern

 A close up of my finished design.....

Anne showing us how to use the blocks......

Becky and Maisie's work. Here they have used brightly coloured silk paint to achieve a mottled effect. Ready to use a block print on top...
My 2nd piece of work. I used a twelve days of christmas block on my brightly coloured silk to achieve this desgn...  

Becky and Maisie painting on their silk...

Here is  Maisie's example of some screen printing she did with her silk. Can you see the monkeys?
Beckys Batik print....I just love the vibrante colours  and design she chose....
Maisie's batik design.....Its just lovely. Maisie is 11 years old and very talented for her age. To achieve this pattern Maisie used hot wax to draw the design then painted in carefully with the inks....
Kirsten's batik design..It was just lovely.

We all had a lovely time and learn't a lot about silk painting and printing.......

 Thankyou to Anne for all her hard work in teaching us such a great art and for Kirsten for being so helpful in sharing her knowledge and printing blocks...........xx

I hav lots more photos of the day, but this silly blog won't let me add anymore. Maybe its having a seniour moment!!!


  1. Wow! These are amazing. What lovely colours and designs. Looks like you all had a fab time. x

  2. such a great workshop! i love silk printing and screening! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post - Love all of your work - Glad you all had fun xx

  4. Wow, what impressive work! I've never done anything like that, but I would love to, especially the batik, the colours are just gorgeous. Thanks for showing us, it's so nice to see what others are up to in their crafting time.

  5. It looks like you had an wonderful time, what superb work you all produced.. A lovely post Linda. x

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  7. Lovely post Linda,The silk painting looks like such fun.Love the results.
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  8. Wow Linda what a great day with great works of art you all had lots of fun!!!

  9. Looks like fun!

    I have followed you again just in case blogger has deleted me :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!