Printing with Silk Ties 

Wednesday Mini Class

All Levels with Mitzi Ash

mitziash@mchsi.com

This is a fun and easy workshop to expand your experience as a silk artist. Learn how to transfer patterns and colors from silk ties on to silk scarves. You will cut and creatively arrange your silk ties on a silk scarf. You will then bundle and boil them for 20 minutes and Voila! Open your bundle and find a beautiful, intricate design transferred on your silk scarf, ready to wear, gift or sell. No dyes, no brushes, no resist and no steaming.

A resident of Ocean Pines, MD, Mitzi is a member of the Worcester County Arts Council, the Art League of Ocean City, the Rehoboth Art League and Silk Painters International. She has been painting on silk since 2001. She was a featured artist at the “Emerging Women” art show in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in 2005. Mitzi received the 2012 VIA Award at the Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Exhibition. In 2013, The Art League of Ocean City judged “Together Again” as Best in Show. In 2015 the Worcester County Arts Council awarded Mitzi 2nd place for “Tree Rings” and “Blessings,” respectively. Mitzi received 1st place for wearable art from the Rehoboth Art League in 2016. In 2017, Mitzi assembled an international exhibition of silk painting at the Ocean City Center for the Arts. In 2018, her painting “I Have Been Waiting for Spring” earned an Honorable Mention in a juried show at Worcester County Arts Council, Berlin, MD. “Peace Beyond the Sea” was accepted into Beverly Bassford show at The Center for the Arts in Ocean City, MD for July 2020. In 2021, Mitzi was awarded second place in the Worcester County Arts Council’s Arts & Healing Contest for her “The Blue Butterfly” painting and poem.

Workshop Title                                         

 Printing with Silk Ties

Workshop Dates 

 9/21/2022

Workshop Description

This is a fun and easy workshop to expand your experience as a silk artist. Learn how to transfer patterns and colors from silk ties on to silk scarves. You will cut and creatively arrange your silk ties on a silk scarf. You will then bundle and boil them for 20 minutes and Voila! Open your bundle and find a beautiful, intricate design transferred on your silk scarf, ready to wear, gift or sell. No dyes, no brushes, no resist and no steaming.

Materials Provided Hot Plates, pots, vinegar

Cost of materials provided

 

$10

What students are required to
bring to workshop                          

15-20 100% silk ties (can be found in thrift stores, flea markets etc.) 2 or 3 white blank silk scarves and/or previously dyed scarves that are plain and light in color, habotai is great, not chiffon. Clean old sheets or fabric that will be rippedmor cut a few inches larger than your silk scarf, scissors, twine

 

 

 

 

 

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