Textile and Paper Marbling Workshop Recap
Last weekend, I hosted our final workshop of 2017! It was an afternoon of Textile Marbling and designing prints on paper with a fabulous group of participants. I was in awe of their creativity and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing each and everyone's design. Today I am going share with you a quick recap and photos of the event at Domain Weho!
It began indoors with linen napkin sets ready to be designed with ink. I pre-dyed about half of the cloth napkins in natural indigo and one set pale pink using avocados as dye. On my part, there was much anticipation and preparation surrounding this event from gathering the perfect linens to sourcing the best materials for marbling as a group.
Once we were all settled in, guests gathered around the table to see a short demo before moving out to the sky lounge terrace.
I didn't think I could be any more excited about the workshop, until I saw the cheese tray designed by the talented, Meg Quinn. Check out her lovely spread all set up in the penthouse kitchen. I love how she uses color, texture and seasonal fruits to create the perfect cheese tray!
Textile Marbling on Linen Napkins
Our workshop covered 2 types of marbling, Ebru marbling with "size" on linen and later marbling on paper with Suminagashi inks. For the textile marbling, We used linen napkins. One was a heavyweight absorbent textured linen, while the other was a smooth finish, suitable for a pocket square.
Please read more to see the amazing results and receive the short list of supplies to use!
Check out Betty's work below with marbled inks on indigo on cotton linen.
Textile Marbling on Silk
We discovered that silk accepts the textile ink readily! Maddy's printed silk pocket square below came out great. First the pocket square was under-dyed with indigo which appears both light and bright dull blue almost turquoise. I love the swirls in the design.
Suminagashi Prints on Paper
I was impressed with everyone's Suminagashi inks on paper. This marbling ink set is made in Japan, works because the inks are lighter and float directly on the surface of the water. This set is the most satisfying because it is easy enough for a beginner yet can also be used to create quite intricate and advanced designs.
Suminagashi inks, tray, paper,
Supplies for Suminagashi Prints on Paper
Loved catching the sunset in this dreamy space so much. I look forward to hanging out again and making something new. Great job to everyone, see you all soon!
HI, I'M HILARY.
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