Silk Scarf Painting: Silk/Wool Blend

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 9:30 am-4:30 pm

A Workshop with Kelly Lahl

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Fee: $100/$90 members (all materials included)

Registration: Registration for this workshop is now closed. You may also be interested in Basic Silk Scarf Painting with Kelly Lahl, February 22.

This daylong workshop will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to scarves, with a special focus on a 35"-square silk/wool blend scarf. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting mark-making techniques, we will modernize the ancient art form of applying surface decoration to fabric. We will look at examples of mid-century textile designers and we’ll also be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden.

Whether you've attended previous silk scarf workshops or this is your first, the opportunity to work with the 63% silk/37% wool blend fabric presents new challenges. The blend is less itchy than pure wool, drapes beautifully, and is perfect for winter. In addition to the large silk/wool scarf, each student will create two wearable and uniquely painted silk scarves. No experience required, and all materials supplied. Remember: using dyes can be messy. We'll provide an apron, but please wear clothes that you don't mind getting stained.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

About Kelly Lahl

Kelly Lahl is a multi-faceted print and surface designer working from her studio in Milwaukee, WI. She has recently taken to putting pigment down on silk, and has been experimenting with alternative approaches to surface design. She's a colorist and draws inspiration from the likes of Vera Neumann and various mid-century modernist designers and painters.

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