Silk Paper Creations for the Fibre Artist
Take silk to a completely new dimension. Since the publication of Take Silk, Judith Pinnell's first book, new approaches and new materials have become available as mediums for fiber art. Those who want rich color and texture in their work, and who delight in handling pure silk fibers, will find dozens of beautifully illustrated ideas and instructions on these pages. In detail, Pinnell offers imaginative ways to make the paper; manipulate, texture, and embellish its surface; and mold it into shapes that include bowls, vases and masks. Projects include a Notecard Sachet, Silk Chiffon Wrap, and Bougainvillea Basket. Review Karenplatt.co.uk: Explore the medium of using silk to make a substrate 'paper' for textile art. In this way you can add rich texture and colour to your work. This vibrant, well-illustrated book shows the way. The book begins with an introduction to silks, enhanced by fabulous photos. It goes on to explain materials and equipment and working methods. It then look at what to do with your newly-made paper - embellish, mould, combine with transparent fabrics - all the possibilities are explored. The useful techniques include lattice work. The projects combine the techniques in innovative ways to make covers for notecards, a drawstring bag, a basket, wrap and purse. This is a lavishly illustrated inspiring book full of professional know-how and ideas. About the Author Judith Pinnell was born and educated in Australia. She lived in the UK for 29 years where she obtained a City and Guilds Diploma in Embroidery and attended various courses in textile dyeing. Returning to Perth in 1983 she embarked on a 'journey of discovery' by becoming involved in machine embroidery. She began teaching in Perth, rural Western Australia and interstate, concentrating mainly on machine embroidery, and developing an all-consuming love for colour and texture. Seven years ago she 'discovered' silk paper and the rest, as they say, is history.