The course will involve:

  • Learning how to create flowers from Silk Abaca and to paint the petals to give a natural effect.

You will need:

  • .5 m silk Abaca in natural colour
  • PVA stiffener
  • 2 Small pots of acid dyes crystals.  A good one is  Easifix ALLinONE Acid dye crystals – available here.  No added fixatives needed
  • 3 Small paintbrushes. Small flat artists brushes are good or small household paintbrushes will do
  • 3 glass jars to hold water and liquids
  • A couple of old newspapers
  • Water spray
  • Needle
  • Paper covered wire 22 / 26 guage
  • Glue
  • 2 Threads similar colours to your choice of dues
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Hairdryer
  • Pattern template (supplied by us)

Prep work

Stiffener 25cm (width) of your 50cm width of abaca with pva diluted 1:3

You will leave with:

  • Knowledge on painting flowers
  • An understanding of how to create flowers from silk abaca
  • The know how to create find and delicate stamens

To see more photos of our students work on this course, please link to the following facebook page

Course Dates

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd October 2020