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.

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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 72″). We had to get creative with the stretching as my stretcher rods for this frame just weren’t wide enough. Luckily some synthetic green string came to the rescue.

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First up was a nice wash of soft quartz pink.

On top of that I added some tones of fuchsia and blended it all together.

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Next it was time for the tjanting and soya wax. I applied a geometric design, just spontaneously…letting it all flow, so to speak. It’s much more fun that way.

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When that was dry I had 4 pots of dye at hand to apply the top layer. Good job I’m quite tall. I needed every inch of me to stretch across to the middle of this large frame.

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And now it’s completed, drying nicely in the warm air.

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This evening I’m going to roll it up for a long steam bath and tomorrow it will be zooming off to the seamstress for some magic.

And all you need to do now is click on this link to see Part 2 of this post – and to see what magic emerged: Silk Kaftan in Pink, Fuchsia and Burgundy Part 2

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2 thoughts on “Silk Kaftans in Pink, Fuchsia, Burgundy … and everything inbetween Part 1

  1. sarra

    I really like your work and your playfulness with the colors!!
    My question is, what are the measurments of your scarfs?

    Thank you,

  2. Fiona Post author

    Hi Sarra

    Glad you like my artwork. My silk scarves can be different sizes but I mostly work with 35cm 180cm (14″ x 72″). Hope that helps. – Fiona

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