The Silk Experience

Just what is 'The Silk Experience' ????

It is a consortium of creative designers,teachers and authors interested in furthering the usage of silk. These fiber artists are eager to explore new processes and to produce and/or introduce products that are necessary to achieve their discovered processes. Most of all, this group of talented artists wish to share their experiences with other fiber enthusiasts. Thus the title 'Silk Experience'.

In conjunction with the silk classes, we also network with the various silk related businesses that wish to promote the increasing use of the silk and the materials, tools and supplies needed for specific silk techniques and processes.

Ginny Eckley, Valerie Vavrik, Carla Peery and Maggie Backman at the Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA 2010

        Ginny Eckley, Valerie Vavrik, Carla Peery & Maggie
  Backman at the 2010 Sew & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup.

Val talking to a Silk Experience Class in Houston Texas at the International Quilt Festival

 Val demonstrating image printing in the 'Silk Room' at the International Quilt
      Festival in Houston, Texas. We call this our 'home away from home'.

Maggie, Val & Carla In Houston, Texas
at the International Quilt Festival in 2007

                  Maggie, Val and Carla In Houston, Texas
                 at the International Quilt Festival in 2006.

Silk Experience Teachers in Houston, Texas
at the International Quilt Festival in 2005

      Maggie, Krystal & Ginny In Houston, Texas
            at the International Quilt Festival.

Silk Experience Teachers in Houston, Texas
at the International Quilt Festival in 2006

    Silk Experience Teachers In Houston, TX
          at International Quilt Festival 06.

Things Japanese Booth at 
at the Sew & Stitchery Expo

             Things Japanese booth In Seattle, WA
                   at the Sew & Stitchery Expo.

At the Sew & Stitchery Expo
in Seattle, WA in 2007

           At the Sew & Stitchery Expo
                 in 2007 in Seattle, WA.

Extending The Silk Experience

In order to introduce the many unique silk processes develped by our teachers and designers, the Silk Experience has deveoloped a series of CDs highlighting the versitle potential of silk. The seven CD topics include printing on fabric, dyeing basics, silk sewing procedures, and a number of surface design techniques (see complete list below).

     

Coloring Silk Scarves, Inkjet Printing on Fabric Sheets or Rolls, Kimono: Cultural Traditions and Modern Renditions, Painting on Fabric, Sewing with Silk, Silk Screening the Easy Way, Silks for Quilting


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