Thursday, May 14, 2009

Silk Banners

I would like to share something that I do which I have not shown before. I create the paraments and banners for our church. This coming Sunday is the 6th anniversary of our church becoming a reconciling church. We are a church that honors diversity and welcomes and embraces ALL people.
This past few weeks I have made eight rainbow colored banners to hang in the church. I used 15" x 60" silk scarves that I purchased from Dharma. I like to use silk, as it is lightweight and has some movement to it. I stretched the silk on a frame that I made from PVC pipe. I used Dye-na-Flow paints to paint them. While they were still wet I sprinkled some salt on them and also used alcohol while the scarves were wet and again when they had dried.
This morning with the help of my SIL we got them hung and ready for Sunday. The pictures below show six of the eight.

5 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh wow Jacq. Those are absolutely gorgeous! I've not tackled working with silk yet.

Genie said...

Beautiful banners Jacq.
Have a great weekend

Fannie said...

absolutely beautiful, jacq. love that your church honors diversity and welcomes and embraces ALL people. love that!

enjoy your weekend.

TextileTraveler said...

These are so beautiful! Makes me want to dig out those silk scarves I never dyed or painted . . .

Heather P said...

They are wonderful! And your church sounds lovely.