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Silk Paper : A Guide to Making It and Using It in Textile Art - Sarah Lawrence

Silk Paper

A Guide to Making It and Using It in Textile Art

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Textile artist Sarah Lawrence demonstrates the basic methods for creating silk paper in step-by-step detail.

She shows how the resulting paper can be embellished and adapted through the use of dyes, natural and man-made inclusions and simple techniques such as cutting and layering, embroidery and more.

Using some of her own art as examples, the author shows the myriad of ways textile artists can develop the wonderful medium of silk paper to create flat and 3D designs, from framed pieces to jewellery and more.

This practical guide illustrates the many types of silk fibre available and contains an extensive glossary of silk-making terms, opening up this exciting medium for crafters of all levels to explore.

About the Author

Sarah Lawrence has been working with textiles for many years, and is an accomplished felt maker. She is passionate about the combination of texture and colour and is an accomplished teacher of textile arts having taught in multiple countries with her work displayed in Europe, US, Canada and Australia.


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Great Inspirational Book


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative
  • Inspirational


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    Introduction p. 6
    Working with Silk p. 9
    The Projects p. 30
    Method 1: The Iron Method p. 31
    Method 2: The Medium Method p. 68
    Method 3: The Stitched Method p. 94
    Method 4: Weaving and Overdyeing Rods p.110
    Templates p.124
    Suppliers p.125
    Glossary p.126
    Index p.128
    Table of Contents provided by Breslich & Foss Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9781600611179
    ISBN-10: 9781942467021
    Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 128
    Published: 24th October 2008
    Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 21.3  x 1.2
    Weight (kg): 0.505