Silk Painting with Wilfriede Axsmith

Date(s) - March 5, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wheel of Light Studio


Students will begin with a piece of white silk for a scarf. Instructor will provide all materials, including frames to stretch the silk and all paints and brushes specially formulated for silk painting. Once painting is complete, Wilfriede will take them home to complete them through a 3 hour steam set process. After washing them, scarves will be returned to Wheel of Light Studio for students to claim.
Wilfriede Axsmith is a juried member of the Reading-Berks and PA Guild of Craftsman, a Master Artisan in Silk Painting. Wilfriede writes, “My favorite is using French silk dyes and the Gutta Serti technique. In this particular process each hand painted piece of silk must be steam set for approximately 3 hours to make the dyes permanent. I also use a hot wax and paraffin called batik. The arashi shirobi technique is another method used in which the silk is hand pleated to obtain a unique design.”



This registration is for the Silk Painting Class where you will paint a silk scarf. When you complete the registration, Wheel of Light Studio will confirm the registration and email you an invoice which you can then pay online, or stop in and pay in person.


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