Stitching Silk Paper

September 12, 2010

Making silk paper has intrigued me for a while.  I finally dove into this week.

The process was simple.  I combined strands of silk from some messy unusable silk batting with a mixture of water and Elmer’s glue, flattening it between layers of tulle.

Once it was the desired thickness and smoothness, and while still wet, I brushed with fabric paints.  I removed the tulle and allowed it to dry.

I then added some stitching and thread painting.  Lastly, a bit of shiva stick highlights and stitching around the edges were added.

What do you think?  Not bad for an experiment…huh?  Fiber water color?

I’ve got another that hasn’t been stitched yet.  It’s very different from this piece.  Some works take time to speak to me…time to tell what the next step is.

As always, leave a comment.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. you go, girl!! You have so much energy and talent, Ann. I wish I had the time (and desire) to get more involved. Maybe we can talk more about it when you get back to
    Texas! I need motivation! Marne

    • Hi Marne! Sure thing, we’ll get you going. 😀

  2. Love it! Great idea.

    • Thank you Lisa!

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