Sunday, March 2, 2014

Silk Dye Painting Class

Last Sunday I joined a few other quilt friends from the Edmonton Quilter's guild in a silk painting class at the U of A . We started with stretching out our silk on the bars. Then we used grout to out line the designs. I used my gold fish in the pond theme again. Here is the photo with some dye on. I have a few leaks in my grout. 

My gold fish was not to bad.

This is a fairy that my friend Yvonne was doing, so far just the grout. 

We also did some blotchy silk scarves too. The long on to the far left is mine. I could see adding some wool fibers to this and making a warm felted scarf. 

Here is Yvonne's fairy again with the painting. 

I few others made in class by other people. 

Here is the final photo of the fish pond one I made. It was a great class. 
I also took a wool felting class. I did not need to but it was fun. I need to get the photos of the finished scarf and slippers.  I have lots of work to still do on the slippers. they are just in the first part of felting. I have dried them and they wait for another day. 


  1. Looks like such fun, and useful and beautiful all at the same time. Those scarves look yummy!

  2. Looks like you had lots of fun Cathy -- and used your favourite colours, too! :-)