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Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored – (2 day)

Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored (2 day) – £225 (inc all materials) – Level: Intermediate

Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th November 2018

Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th January 2019

Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th March 2019

This course is aimed at:

  • Those who want to explore working with Jinsin and silk Abaca.

The course will involve:

  • Exploring and experimenting with Jinsin, a material renowned for its sculptural quality. It creates incredible shapes when curved and flexed. The fabric can be stripped away to create a wild spray of fibres.
  • Exploring and experimenting with Silk Abaca, a material which is fine and smooth and can be free-shaped, blocked or used for draping.  Because this material is interwoven with silk, it is pliable and creates amazing curves when twisted and shaped.
  • A demonstration on how to hot water dye both of these fabrics.
  • Creating a blocked base and learning how to wire and line the inside with a petersham edging.
  • Tutorials in various trimming techniques including loops, swirls, curls and how to finish the edges to create a fan and how to balance trim positionings.
  • Learning how to professionally finish your hat and how to attach an appropriate head fitting.

You will leave with:

  • Confidence in working with these inspiring new materials and inspiration to create many more design from them.
  • A finished headpiece made of jinsin and/or silk albaca.
  • Information on suppliers and materials.