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Celebration hand painted silk scarf TOOLS: Permanent black marker Tracing vellum Tape Mechanical pencil/ #2H lead 3 ½ yards woven seam binding Thread Push pins Canvas stretcher 17”X 62” Watercolor brushes Typing paper MATERIALS; White silk scarves (15”X60”) Silk fabric paints These are just suggestions in colors to use . Pick your own colors to fit your design Royal blue Skyline blue Yellow Garden green Clear 1oz applicator bottle clear Silk resist DIRECTIONS; Hand wash scarf in warm water; press smooth while still damp. (be careful when pressing silk it burns easily) Hand baste seam binding securely to rolled hems of scarf, making sure most of the bindings width is extending beyond scarf. . Darken all lines of the pattern with a black marker. Tape pattern taut on work surface: tape scarf right side up, over pattern. Center one end of scarf over pattern: when done transferring repeat on the other end . Fill in center portions with additional small triangles and dots, spacing them more widely then on the ends. Very lightly using the mechanical pencil, trace pattern onto scarf. Assemble canvas stretcher . center scarf, right side up , over stretcher , use push pins to secure seam binding to wood all around., starting in the center of each side. Placing push pins approximately 1” apart. Then all around the edges. The scarf should be held even and taut. DO NOT PLACE PINS IN SCARF MATERIAL ITSELF IT MAY TEAR OR RUN. Only put pins in binding. Applying resist: pierce the tip of the sild resist bottle with a pin. Hold bottle vertically(up and down) with its tip pressed firmly against the fabric: squeeze bottle gently while drawing the tip toward you along all pencil lines of pattern. The line of resist should be 1/16”-1/8” wide: move bottle at a steady speed to keep line uniform width. When you are finished hold your work up to the light and check that the resist has penetrated all the way through the fabric and that there are no skip lines or gaps. If there are skip lines or gaps , touch up where you missed. Allow to dry for 30 minutes. Painting: stir your paints only. Stir the paints thoroughly before use. Dip brush into paint and apply it sparingly (not a lot ) to the center of the resist outlined area.. Do Not use brushstrokes, but guide the paint from the center of the area to the resist outlines. Be very careful not to go past the resist lines. Finishing: allow paints to dry for at least 12 hours. To set the paints sandwich scarf between layers of taping paper then ironing the sandwiched scarf on top of the typing paper . Set your iron a high permanent press . Iron for 2 minutes . Keep moving the iron to avoid scorching of the scarf or paints. To remove the resist soak the painted scarf in lukewarm water or have it dry cleaned. Wear this beautiful hand made scarf to the next party you go to or even church and the compliments will come your way. Enjoy Nana Patterns: You can enlarge the pattern below on your computer in ¼ sections. Or you can use it the size it already is it is up to you to make the design you desire. When enlarging the pattern make all sections the same size and match up then tape together for a full size pattern. Have fun with it make it your own.
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