I’ve also been making silk paper….bought this book a little while ago, and decided to have another go.
Previously I have only used silk tops, which give a very smooth surface, as shown in the lime green and blue pieces below, but this time I made some with Throwster’s waste, and I really like the more textural effect this gives, as shown in the lighter blue/green and pink/purple pieces. The Throwsters waste had been purchased to use with the embellisher machine, but too many needles were broken due to its tight and hard lumpy texture in places, and it was relegated to the back of the cupboard. It is good to have found another use for this type of silk, and I plan to use it again in this way, perhaps to make a vessel or bowl of some sort.
For those who do not know about silk paper, this is a very good article on the types of silk fibre available and how to make this useful textile.
The same author wrote this book, which is from the library.
So – you guessed it……I’ve been making felt as well. Lovely stuff to stitch, but I still have a lot to learn. This was made with a grey pre-felt, with added woollen and silk fibres.