marbling on raw silk
- Any tips on working with raw silk noil? I have seen some that looked
really lovely but it wasn't any of the ones I did! The silk noil is very
resistant to wetting with anything. Should it be marbled while still
pretty damp with the alum solution perhaps?
> Thanks,Hi Jan and all - we find silk has some interesting properties - we need to
let the silk sit longer in the alum to make sure everything takes. The
marbling on the silk for us has been more muted than on other silks. We
stretch our silk out so that it will air-dry with the alum and not have a
lot of wrinkles. Sometimes the wrinkles can affect the pattern. Silk noil
has a rougher texture, so you need to be careful with what pattern you
choose so that it is distinct.
We've never marbled anything while it was still damp, after learning the
hard way that the alum needed to be dry. Now you've made me curious to try
some again - we don't have much call for orders of silk noil.
Linda in Tucson