Chinese Women's Group create textiles

Learning different techniques

At the workshops, the women copied designs from the vases and other objects they had seen at Temple Newsam house, and tried their hands at silk painting.


Silk painting - a design is drawn on to silk with a resist material called gutta. Shapes are created that are then flooded special silk paint. The silk is held in place by a wooden frame.


They also used the designs as templates to cut out shapes in cloth and sew ribbons and buttons and other cloth patterns on to them. This technique is known as appliqué.



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