Using wax and paint to create inspired decorative items for the home, with over 35 step-by-step projects is shown in this title in 300 easy-to-follow photographs. It includes decorate luxurious home furnishings and fine silk clothing with stylized motifs, bold designs or subtle patterns using two of the most beautiful craft skills: batik and silk painting. Using wax and paint, decorate a lightweight silk folding screen, add drama to a plain cotton deckchair with a tiger motif, or apply a random pattern or bright colours to a leather book cover. Learning to paint on silk is easy - follow step-by-step instructions and photographs and make a poppy painting for a plain wall, a salt-patterned tie or a pretty flowery camisole. This inspirational book contains 35 stunning projects to make, ranging from clothing such as ties, camisoles, scarves and a sarong, to home furnishings such as cushion covers, wall hangings, screens and even a deckchair. There are projects to suit all levels of ability from an abstract picture frame for a complete beginner to try, to a leather book cover for a good intermediate, and a complex batik cushion cover for those with more advanced skills.
Each project is original and explores the varied approaches and styles of working with these two decorative crafts. With step-by-step photographic sequences to show how each project should look at every stage of creation, this is an essential technical reference and inspirational sourcebook of ideas.
Susie Stokoe trained in textiles and for the last ten years has worked as a freelance graphic artist, writer and project designer. Her commissions are wide-ranging; from handpainted glassware to wall hangings. Susie's published works include Silk Painting & Batik (Southwater); Painting Fabric (Lorenz Books); Craft Workshop: Silk Painting (Southwater); and Decorating Fabric: Print, Stencil, Paint and Dye Over 100 Projects (Lorenz Books).