Online Classes

Down the Silk Road: An Introduction to Silk Fusion (Online)
Teacher: Karen Straight
 
Friday, July 30, 2021
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
 
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
 
Online Class
 
Pre-Registration Closed
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $28.00

Join Karen Straight as she teaches you a new skill, silk fusion. Students will be walked step-by-step through the process of making silk fusion and the many ways one can use it. Made from silk roving and other embellishment fibers, silk fusion is simple to make and adaptable to many fiber arts projects. Silk fusion can be cut, stitched, molded, and embellished. Use it to create mosaic tiles and stitch them to your art quilt. Cut and layer beautiful selections to make a unique wall hanging, card, or book cover. One can even mold silk fusion into an artful silk vase. Come and explore the possibilities of this wonderful art form!

 

Please note: This is a skill-building class. Students will not make the elk project featured in the photo. Instead, students will make silk fusion that they can use for their project. Silk fusion must dry overnight before it can be cut. Students will not be able to cut their silk fusion during the class, but they will learn how to remove it from the screen and utilize it in projects.


  • Student Maximum: 100
  • Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Fiber and Needle Arts, Just for Fun, Gift Items, Embellishment, Creative Connection, Surface Design, Stretch Your Creativity
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Advance Prep: Cover your table with a plastic drop cloth. Set out your apron, a container to hold water, dish soap, and rags to wipe up water and textile medium.
  • Supply List:

    Please order the required kit directly from Karen for $25 plus shipping using the link below. Order at least one week before the class to allow plenty of time for shipping. (If you are ordering less than one week before the class, you are welcome to join the class as scheduled, and follow along with the recording once the kit has arrived as you will have access to the recorded class for one year.)

    http://explore.bigskyfiberarts.com/go

     

    You will also need:

    Pastic drop cloth to protect your table, a container to hold water, dish soap (like Dawn), a couple rags to soak up excess water/textile medium, iron and Teflon pressing sheet or parchment paper to protect your silk fusion, and an apron to protect your clothes.

  • Completion Level: Seventy-five percent or more. This is a skill-building class. Students will not make the elk project featured in the photo. Instead, students will make silk fusion that they can use for their project. Silk fusion must dry overnight before it can be cut. Students will not be able to cut their silk fusion during the class, but they will learn how to remove it from the screen and utilize it in projects.
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