At this one day Silk Scarf Painting workshop you will learn simple and practical techniques, leading to making your own unique wearable work of art.
The course is perfect for beginners and those with experience alike. Ruth Rutherford, a professional, enthusiastic multi skilled designer maker, will inspire and guide you, to enable you to get the most from your day. The workshop is relaxed & structured and will start with an introduction and demonstration of the ancient and wonderful art of Shibori.
- You will learn about the exquisite silks, manipulating the fabric, mixing colours, and applying the beautiful professional dyes.
- You will make two practice samplers, experimenting with colour and technique, honing your artistic skills.
- You will then create a beautiful, vibrant and luxurious silk scarf to take home with you.
Tutor: Ruth Rutherford
Ruth Rutherford is a highly regarded creative designer maker, based in rural Suffolk. Having gained her design degree and worked for many years in ceramic and glass design, she has in recent years transposed her love of colour, form and nature into the world of textiles. Since working with fabrics, and in particular Pure Silk, she has developed her original style and techniques that are unique to her, using the ancient art of Shibori as a starting point, taking her inspirational pattern values and colour combinations from the amazing natural botanical world.
When not teaching or creating her silk designs she spends her time restoring her 500 year old Suffolk farmhouse to its former glory, using her skills of creativity and individuality. She is also designing and planting a Tudor kitchen garden, which as a novice gardener, is proving to be an exciting challenge.
Before You Attend
What to Bring
Please bring an apron and rubber gloves.
Lunch is included and will be served in the dining room at The Mill.
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