Painted Synthetic Silk Banner
One thing I love to do is surface design and silk painting. I took classes in collage and really loved marblizing fabrics. I some how thought I would get to do more surface design in my carreer. I guess it didnt happen because of my working as a draper at the opera. In a really big well organized shop like SF Opera, all the surface design, painting and dying is handled by a specialist. If I had spent more of my carrer working in smaller shops, I probably would have been able to use those skills more.
This one is painted on synthetic silk. Color come out truer and brighter on real silk, but I needed a very small palette of colors for this project so I opted for the sturdier, easy care synthetic silk. It was made for SCA West Kingdom Page School so who knows how much care it will recieve. :)
It had been over a decade so I jumped at the chance to do this project. Im hoping to do some more in the near future. Anyone need a banner?