Want to learn how to make these fabulous silk scarves?

You can! But you need key information!

You have seen some fabulous silk scarves with fabulous botanical prints.


Are you confused by the techniques used in natural dyeing and botanical printing?


 

The terminology and phases have made for a sea of confusion and your head is spinning. You wonder how is this made? 


Do you seek botanical prints that are artful? 

Do you struggle to set yourself apart from other artists?


I have created a step by step online course that walks you through the entire process. 


During this 4 - week course you will make small samples on silk fabrics as you learn the different techniques.  Then after you have discovered the secrets to success, you will be able to make fabulous silk scarves like those seen above.


You will be guided weekly with instructor feedback and analysis.

 

A private Facebook page is set aside to interact with fellow students.


  

Here is what you will learn in this jampacked 4 week online course:


  

How to mordant silk properly

Learn the best formulas for dyes and mordants

How to solid shade dye silk scarves with natural dye extracts.

How to post mordant

How to use an iron blanket

Understand when to pre or post iron dip

How to use multiple color blankets

How to add textured patterns and design to your prints

Clarify terms and processes

Be guided with art concepts


  

I have taught students from around the world.  Check out my former student gallery.  Click here.

 

 



Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome

    • Agenda

    • Safety

    • Bundling Basics

    • How to use a Turkey Roaster - You Tube

    • Supplies

  • 2

    Week 1

    • Week One Assignment

    • The basic bundle with iron blanket

    • Basic Bundle Instructions

    • Tips and Tricks

    • How to use a digital scale

    • Mordant Silk Fabrics

    • How to Mordant Silk

    • How to reseed a mordant bath

    • Post Mordant the Basic Bundle

    • How to post mordant a textile

  • 3

    Week 2 Solid Shade Dyeing

    • Week Two Assignment

    • Logwood - video

    • Logwood

    • Instructions for Dye Extractions

    • Solid Shade dyeing

    • How to Solid Shade Dye

    • Dye the Basic Bundle

    • Dye the Basic Bundle from Week 1

  • 4

    Week 3 Iron Blankets and Pre Dipped Fabrics

    • Week 3 Assignment

    • Dyed Fabrics with Pre Dip in Iron

    • Iron Blanket on solid shade fabric

    • Iron Blanket and Pre Dipping photos

  • 5

    Week 4 Color Blankets

    • Week Four Color Blankets

    • Logwood as a color blanket

    • Logwood with Textures

    • Multiple color blankets

    • Logwood with Lace

    • Color Blanket Tips

    • Post Dip Log and Lac in Iron

    • Shift color blanket pH

    • Examples of Color Blankets