Saturday, 30 May 2020

Weaving silk.

While in lockdown Liz has been doing all sorts of creative things.
Here she has separated silk cocoons, carrier rods into layers.

Then she has woven them together while damp, this activates the natural glue ,sericin, so that when gently ironed they stick together forming a fabric.

Not content with leaving them she has painted them with tea then
has placed metal washers on top to rust dye.

The tea gives the darker tone and the lovely dark  grey where the washers were placed.Finally she has begun to add stitch.

Where will this take her next?

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