The course will involve:

  • Learning how to create flowers from Silk Abaca and to paint the petals to give a natural effect.
  • Creating a headband using the draping qualities of silk abaca

You will need:

  • .5 m silk Abaca in natural colour
  • 2 hair bands which ideally are covered and can be sewn together at the bottom.
  • 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 (not essential)
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • 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
  • A understanding of creating an abaca headband

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