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Silk Paper created with hand-dyed silk hankiesSilk papermaking or silk fusion is a paper-mache type technique for creating textured paper/fabric or 3d objects using silk fibres combined with an adhesive medium such as paste made from Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) or an acrylic based silk paper medium.

The image right shows a detail of paper made using the silk paper making technique and CMC paste.  Layers of hand-dyed silk hankies and a few lengths of loosely spun wool fibres were placed onto a piece of nylon mesh.  A second piece of nylon mesh was placed on top to make a sandwich of fibres and the CMC paste was sponged through the mesh to dampen the fibres all the way through.  When the adhesive had dried, the mesh was carefully peeled away to reveal the silk paper.  You will note the glistening green edge of a silk hanky at the top of the image.

You can find out more about this decorative technique by visiting our Fact File pages on Felt Making, Spinning and Silk Fusion >

Silk Fibres, hand-dyed

Small quantities of hand-dyed silk fibres in a vibrant range of colours for silk paper making or for spinning into a brightly coloured ...

Silk Fibres, undyed

A huge range of natural silk fibres for spinning, dyeing, silk papermaking, using in felt or for needle felting. These irresistible silk fibres ...

Mediums & Equipment

Silk Papermaking Explorer Pack, nylon mesh netting for keeping fibres in place, CMC (Methyl Cellulose) granules and Silk Papermaking Medium. ...


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Plant Fibres

Cellulose fibres dye readily with Fibre Reactive Procion MX dyes. Included are cotton sliver, bamboo, soybean, tencel and flax. They can be ...

Silk Fibres with Sericin

Sericin rich silk fibres for spraying with water and ironing flat to make a silk fabric 'paper'. Spray the paper with silk paints to ...

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