Silk Painting & Batik Project Book: Using Wax and Paint to Create Inspired Decorative Items for the Home, with 35 Projects Shown in 300 Easy-to-Follow Photographs

Author(s): Susie Stokoe

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Using wax and paint to create inspired decorative items for the home, with 35 project shown in 300 easy-to-follow photographs. You can: master the creative art of silk painting and batik, and transform fabric into beautiful and original clothes and furnishings with this step-by-step technique and home craft book; learn how to paint on silk using gutta and stencils; how to use salt and bleach for pattern effects; and how to use hot wax resist, all illustrated with clear photographs; and, put your new skills to practical use and make a poppy painting for a wall, a salt-patterned tie, a pretty flowery camisole or an elegant scarf. This book contains 35 stunning projects to make, ranging from clothing such as ties, scarves and a sarong, to home furnishings like cushion covers, wall hangings, screens and even a deckchair. There are projects to suit all levels of ability from an abstract picture frame for a beginner to try, and a leather book cover for a good intermediate, to a complex batik cushion cover for those with more advanced skills. Each project explores the varied approaches and styles of working with these two decorative crafts. With step-by-step photographic sequences to show how each project is created, this is an essential technical reference and inspirational sourcebook of ideas.


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Susie Stokoe trained in textiles and works as a freelance artist, writer and project designer. Her commissions vary from fine hand-painted glassware to decorative wall hangings.

General Fields

  • : 9781780194134
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : July 2015
  • : 282mm X 216mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susie Stokoe
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 746.6
  • : 96
  • : WF
  • : over 300 photographs