How to Take Care of Hand-Painted Silk

How to Take Care of Hand-Painted Silk

Caring for Hand-Painted Silk Garments Silk is a very long-lasting natural fabric, so long as it is cared for in the right way.  Hand-painted silks can be hand-washed, in cold or lukewarm water, without rubbing. Use a neutral soap (or shower gel) previously dissolved...
How to do Batik on Silk

How to do Batik on Silk

Paint a Silk Scarf with the Batik Technique Today, we are going to talk about how to paint a silk scarf with batik. This is one of my favourite techniques to paint on silk. This may be because when I started to paint on fabric I first learnt to do batik, or because it...
What is Nuno Felt?

What is Nuno Felt?

Nuno, a Japanese Technique that means ‘Fabric’ There are more and more people who are fascinated by nuno felt. Great fashiion designers such as  Sybilla or Stella McCarteney hace used it in their collections and we can see it in many accessories and items...
How to Begin to Paint on Silk

How to Begin to Paint on Silk

Learn the Classic Technique of Silk Painting There are many silk painting techniques: gutta, batik, shibori, watercolour, engraving, monotype, screen printing, etc. Each technique has its own particularities and allows us to obtain different results on the silk. There...
What are Felted Soaps?

What are Felted Soaps?

Everything You Want to Know about Felt-Covered Soaps During the past few months I have done a number of ‘felted soaps’ workshops in different venues -including El Corte Inglés department store- and I have just done a demonstration in the Museo del Traje...