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Creating a Silk Altar Cloth in Firey Colours

I’ve just finished creating a lovely silk satin altar cloth with very firey colours and mandala design. I added some golden-coppery metallic accents for a nice sparkle and then took some photos. I’m sharing here with you both the finished item as well as an animated slideshow I created and posted on YouTube. Just click […]

Rainbow Silk Scarves with a New Twist

As many of you know I love to paint with vibrant rainbow colours when I get my silks out. And over the past few years I have created all sorts of rainbow designs on my scarves. But this month a customer asked me to paint a rainbow silk with a new twist. This time I […]

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Spring Silk Painting Giveaway – A Leafy Silk Panel for your own Project

Sorry – the prize draw is closed. Hope you’ll join in next time. It’s been such a long time since I’ve done a giveaway so I thought I would remedy that as I sit here in our attic listening to the heavy rainy drumming down on the velux windows. I’d love to give this silk […]

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A Rainbow is Born – Painting a Colourful Silk

I’ve just been painting a very large rainbow silk and thought I’d share some of the photos I took as I went along. I no longer have my attic studio so here I am dragging in everything from the outhouse. My old work top to lay on top of the dining room table. Setting up […]

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Silk Kaftans in Pink, Fuchsia, Burgundy … Part 2

So here’s Part 2. I never did show you what this lovely piece of silk turned into. If you’ve read Silk Kaftans in Pink, Fuchsia and Burgundy Part 1, you will know that I created a silk in the batik technique with various shades of pink, fuchsia and burgundy. It was left to dry thoroughly, […]

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Silk and Gems – the Heart Chakra Love Combo

I’ve always loved watching other people make jewellery and especially pretty pieces made from gemstones. And somehow I just never really got round to doing this for myself. Until last week. I decided to put my colourful silks and gorgeous gemstones together to bring you some lovely silk and gem combos. The first one I […]

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Valentine’s Hearts Pretty in Pink

Last week I created another silk, layered in batik technique, featuring sweet lovehearts. I’m sharing here a few photos showing you what I got up to in the process. Here I am painting some base coat patterns in 2 shades of fuchsia. The synthetic light doesn’t show this too well. When the spirals are all […]

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Rainbow Silks – Delicious Colour Therapy Adorning Your Body

It’s such a delight to paint gorgeous rainbow colours and as I was tidying up my Etsy shop, I realised I have 4 different rainbow silk designs to brighten up your day.  What better than to showcase them all in one post side by side. Here’s the first one that I created – a medley […]

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Silk Kaftans in Pink, Fuchsia, Burgundy … and everything inbetween Part 1

This weekend I’ve been painting a kaftan on crepe de chine silk in a medley of pinks and burgundy. I just had to share the photos with you so far. I recently had my worktable enlarged and I certainly needed the extra space for this large format silk in 110cm x 190cm (approx. 44″ x […]

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Swirling Blues and Leaves – how the scarf was made

One of my latest scarves was such fun to paint – as indeed they all are. I’m sharing here a few of the photos I took along the way to let you see how it came about. Here is the first layer. Lots of different shades of blues, turquoises and greens, all intermingles. I added […]

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The Spirit of Spring and Butterflies on Soft Green Silk

I’ve been having delightful fun creating a flurry of butterflies on my latest silk scarf. Inspired by the latest theme set (by myself actually) for the Cosmic Web Artisans group, I decided to paint my first ever sprinkle of flutterbies on silk.   The soft undercoat of mottled dyes, then steaming to fix them. And […]

Silk Satin and Chiffon – the Epitomy of Luxury

I had the absolute pleasure last week of creating a work of art on a beautiful blank silk shawl made of chiffon edged with gorgeous silk satin. Although I’ve done a lot of batik work on silk, I have never explored this option on chiffon and so this was my first adventure in that arena. […]

A Loving Hug with Pink Hearts and Valentine’s Love on Crepe de Chine Silk

I’m feeling really drawn to pink these days and love being able to fully express that through my silk art. This latest piece was a batik silk with a mottled undercoat of 2 shades with lots of the natural silk shimmering through. I next created a heart design using wax and gave the whole scarf […]

Silk Painting Salt Effect with Rainbow Colours

Today I had fun again playing with the salt effect. Yesterday I  sold a really vibrant scarf I painted a few days ago and since it was so popular, I have decided to keep on offering it as a made-to-order piece. Each one, of course, turns out very differently, depending on the colours I use, […]

Painting on Silk – Going Wild with Colour

I’ve been having such fun again the past few days mixing bright vibrant colour combinations and painting them on my silks. I just wanted to share some of the images from the photoshoot of the 2 silk scarves I steamed, washed and ironed yesterday. The colours were just so inspiring that I’ve decided to play […]

Welcome to Silk & Art

I’m so excited to be able to welcome you to my brand new site. It has been a long time in the making but the wait has been so worth it. This is a completely new look. I decided to completely let go of what most of the older site represented and go for something […]