The demonstration will run for approximately two hours, and will cover all the elements of making Lily of the Valley:
- Silk stiffening process
- Bonding two layers of silk together
- Making stamens
- Using the two-part lily of the valley tool
- Curling the tips of the petals
- Making a bud
- Binding the flowers with silk to make a stem of flowers
- Showing different ways to make leaves with abaca silk and mixing perfect shades of green
After the demonstration there will be a chance to ask questions and discuss.
A recording will be available for six weeks after the class, and if for any reason you can’t make the Zoom event, the recording will still be made available to you.
I will send an email with links to the recording, and templates you can print out (you’ll need access to a printer), written instructions, a list of materials and tools you will need, as well as useful suppliers.
I have a limited number of kits available that contain the Lily of the Valley two-part tool, a lily of the valley template, a small piece of prepared silk, an abaca leaf ready to roll the edges, 26 gauge flower-wires, silk tussah to make stamens, plus a frixion pen.
I suggest that if you do have the tool, or are ordering one, that you watch the demonstration without attempting to follow along. It’s more important to learn the techniques by watching, and then practicing at your own pace later.