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has been painting silk since 2001. Fabric dying has been one of
Sues' creative pursuits as far back as her teens. It was at this
time that Karen Glass, currently of Keene Valley, NY, introduced her to
batik. Later when Sues daughters were small she experimented with
tie dye on the families garments. Eventually exposure to the
beautiful silks by Lynn Taylor and Michelle Gagnon rekindled the fabric
fire. The wide array of dying and painting techniques piqued Sues
natural affinity to experiment. The two techniques that Sue uses
most often are the skills of 'Serti' silk painting and 'Shabori'.
Serti Silk Painting
was developed by the French graphic
fabric designers in the 1920's. The silk is stretched across a
frame and involves the fine line application of 'gutta' which acts as a
block against dyes that are applied by brush.
Subsequent layers of gutta and dye are
applied until the desired results are achived. The
Shabori is a Japanese technique of dying silks that
were traditionally used to make kimonos.
The silk is tied around a pole in a specific
pattern. The pole is then dipped into dye baths and allowed to
dry. The patterns achieved have a rich visual texture and
interplay of colors.