All about textiles
Cushion covers are available in four different types of fabrics. Each cover
are hand-sewn and finished with an invisible zipper closure in white or black.
100% velveteen fabric
80 000 double rub count
durable while retaining a plush feeling.
68% cotton, 32% linen
specially developed to maintain the feel and look expected in natural products while still performing impeccably as a printable surface. Sublime softness, uncompromised colours and never-fade prints.
Bring texture to your living space with this luxurious 100% cotton textile. This fabric will hold up against whatever life throws at them.
100% polyester upholstery poly canvas
50 000 double rub count durable with sleek, modern texture
Hand-painted silk scarves
Eco responsible, my textile and wearable art collections are created using pure silk and professional dies. Before painting the scarves, I do a burning test to ensure that the supplier did not mix the silk with another fibre like rayon, nylon, Tencel, or a combination woven with or without silk. It's the only way to make sure it's real.
Before applying dyes, I always prewash the silk to pre-shrink and remove any possible grease marks. The thickness of silk is measured using a scale called momme. The more momme, the thicker the silk.
Below are some of the silk I use for my scarf paintings:
Pongee has a low shine and smooth weave. It is somewhat translucent with good reflective qualities.
Crepe de Chine
Traditional Crepe de Chine has a matte sheen and is known for its fluid and sensuous drape. Its threads are twisted to create a texture that gives it spring and light stretch.
Satin Organza is crip, translucent, and lightweight. The front has a bright shine, and the back is matte. It creases easily that is why it is used to create fabulous textures in felting.
HABOTAI OR CHINA SILK
Habotai is all-purpose silk. Also known as China Silk, it is the most common type of silk used for silk painting. It is available in many weights including 4 1/2, 5, 6, 8,9,12 and 15 momme.
Noil Poplin is woven from waste silk. Noil Poplin looks like heavy-weight cheesecloth. It is sometimes called "raw silk" because it has the appearance of inexpensive cotton. It's perfect as an addition in felting to create unique textures.
Broadcloth has a smooth surface and is usually available in a natural colour. It is easy to dye Broadcloth and very versatile in felting design.
Charmeuse is the most sensuous of the silks. It is available in a variety of weights, qualities, and types. Charmeuse is shiny on the front and dull on the back and is sometimes backed with Crepe de Chine.