Playing with Color: Painting Silk

Mom has always been the color goddess. She just has a sense about those things. That’s why I was a little apprehensive trying my hand at silk painting, but with a little help I’m addicted. It wasn’t easy, but it was so much fun to see color combinations come to life on the silk, and worth the time it took for the amazing results. Here’s a little photo diary of the process:

hand-painted silk
The dye
Painting Silk
A pink base
Painting Silk
Adding color
Painting Silk
Painting

Painting Silk
Flower garden inspiration
Painting Silk
A microwave dedicated to dying

Painting Silk
Rinsing the silk
Painting Silk
Final products

Painting Silk

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Free Bead Patterns

In a few days we will be launching the first of our free patterns to the Mirrix Website.  You get a sneak preview of the first three bracelet patterns.  In the works:  cellphone case, small purse and whatever else I (Claudia) can come up with.  So keep me inspired and download these totally free patterns.  And then send up pictures of your weavings, if you’d like, so we can share them with the rest of the Mirrix family.

Pastel Bracelet

Geometric bracelet one

Broken arrows bracelet