SIlk paper – days of making

This week both sets of students, in Dundee and Ladybank, have been experimenting with silk fibres to make silk paper. The other half of the groups will be doing this workshop later in October. There are many uses for the resulting paper but it is beautiful as a fabric to add into a project. It has many uses but it is the lustre of the silk fibres and vivid colour which makes it so irresistible. The dyed hankies or silk fibres take acid dyes wonderfully. Of course the fibres could be made into a fabric that remains the natural colour. White on white is always lovely but who can resist the brilliance of colour. It is also possible to use silk paper for constructing vessels. The thickness of the resulting fabric or paper will depend on the intended outcome.

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