I mostly design and paint silk scarves, but over the years I have painted many metres of silk that have been made up into garments. I have worked with various weights and weaves from chiffon for a prom dress, shantung for jackets, crepe de chine for dresses and antung for a wedding outfit.
For example these two scarves (above and below) are part of a series influenced by details from the medieval painted rood screens found in many parish churches across East Anglia where I live.
One of my finished hand painted silk twill scarves.
As well as painting silk scarves and silk for garments I make textile art pieces. My silk paintings are mounted on canvas.
And, of course, I never waste any remnants of my painted silk. I use it to embellish and add lustre to my hand hooked textile wall hangings.