Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Plymoth Design: Loading the Silk

Now it's time to reload the large silk pieces onto the 10 foot by 55 inch frame. This frame has rollers on each side, so I can roll the rest of the 30 feet of silk onto it and just work on 10 feet at a time. This way the piece will fit into my small attic studio.

I've already had both pieces of silk on this frame when I transfered the design, which was on large pieces of tracing paper, to the silk. I placed the tracing paper under the silk so could see the dark lines through the silk. I used a resist called gutta to trace the lines onto the silk.

If you look carefully at these two photos you can see the gutta lines on the white silk.

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