Silk Painting

The technique of silk painting was taught to me by Aisha Gamiet. The design is made from flowers drawn from life and stylised as well as scroll work which I designed based on arabesque work seen on mosque tiles.

The process is lengthy with all of the design needing to be drawn out by hand in the water-resist fluid before any colour is applied. I used silk paint and wax resist to create texture in the background. The final scarf is steam set and wash- resistant.

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