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Silk 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. Order the materials and equipment for making silk paper from this selection of products which include the different types of undyed and hand-dyed silk fibre. Here you can buy the web-like silk hankies with their frilly edges, super fine Mulberry silk sliver, gummy silk waste, or fingers of silk carrier rods.
Our image 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.
The glue you decide to use will determine the final texture of the paper. Using the Silk Paper Medium will produce a slightly ‘crispy’ robust paper which is resistant to water (depending on how much medium was used), while using CMC paste will result in a soft paper. The finished paper can be used for embroidery, scrapbooking and mixed media projects.
Methyl cellulose, Silk Paper Making Medium, netting and Silk Papermaking Kit
Hand-dyed silk hankies, Mulberry silk, silk carrier rods, throwsters waste hand-dyed in vibrant colours
Mawata Caps, Carrier Rods, Cocoons, Mulberry and Reeled silk undyed for hand-dyeing, spinning or silk papermaking
A selection of undyed silk fibres which still retain the sticky sericin for silk papermaking
Skeleton leaves, dried flower petals and other items for including in silk paper and other craft projects
Plant fibres that can be used to make paper using the silk papermaking method
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