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 Silkworm Magazine, Volume 25: 3, 2018

The theme for the third issue of Silkworm 2018 is Flirtations with Diaphanous Silks. The entire issue is dedicated to artists who’ve come up with approaches that enable the material qualities of such delicate and translucent silk to express themselves in their own limpid, evocative and ephemeral ways.

I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Martha Wolfe, Kiranada Benjamin Sterling and Luanne Rimel, each of whom introduces us to their experiences of enabling the properties of sheer silks to come into their own. Each artist shows us ways that the sheer silks’ gentle veils can shroud and yet reveal, let light through while muting the source. Translucent silks are marvelously complex characters, able to hold and reveal, more than one perspective, and as you’ll see in each of the articles, both artists have developed striking ways of inviting these complex characters into their silk art.


In This Issue



Sheer Collaboration: Kiranada Sterling Benjamin's Layering with Translucent Silks as Artistic Practice and Philosophy,



(To read more, go to Vol. 25, Issue 3, 2018)


Martha Wolfe's Multi-layered Organza and Sun Printing: Making Light Work of Shadows in Silk


(To read more, go to Vol. 25, Issue 3, 2018)





Doshi's Arashi Patterned Jacket


Tools and Techniques: Directions for Multi-layering Sun-printed Organza in Wild Life: Maple

To read Wolfe's directions for the effect she created in Wild Life: Maple, , go to Vol. 25, Issue 3, 2018

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